By Naturenomics Team on June 10, 2016
A team of scientists from Harvard University has created a unique " bionic leaf " that uses solar energy to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2.
Dubbed "bionic leaf 2.0," the new system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency - a number far higher than the one per cent seen in the fastest growing plants.
By Naturenomics Team on March 21, 2016
The tiny nation of Bhutan might enjoy world renown for its environmental record, but it is overlooking concerns being raised by environmentalists over the country’s plans to construct large hydropower plants to generate 10,000 megawatts of surplus electricity for export to India.
By Naturenomics Team on January 24, 2016
The amount of energy consumed by the world’s data centres – the repositories for billions of gigabytes of information – will treble in the next decade, putting an enormous strain on energy supplies and dealing a hefty blow to efforts to contain global warming, experts say.
By Naturenomics Team on September 22, 2015
The world's second richest country in inland water resources with as many as 6000 rivers, rivulets and tributaries, Nepal can meet not just its own electricity needs, but also serve energy hungry neighbors like Bangladesh and India.