Green Technology Driving Innovation in India’s Auto Sector

The Vice Chancellor of Anne University in Chennai, India, spoke about the importance of green technology in India’s automotive sector. Advances in fuel efficiency and pollution abatement have been pushing the industry further towards the technological cutting edge. This is not only good for India’s ability to compete on the global market, but it is providing jobs for its young engineer.

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Mark Masselli

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Be Careful When Going Green

Just a reminder from the University of Toronto; switching from fossil fuels to electric is not always a green choice. It all depends on how your electricity is generated. If the electrical generation causes more pollution than your original fuel, that is a net negative for the environment. This is yet another reason to lobby your congressional representative in favor of alternative and clean energy power plants to replace oil, coal, and natural gas as fuel sources.

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Mark Masselli

Australian Green Technology to be Trialed in China

Some new Australian efficient technology is being tested in China. It is a smart technology that takes waste from blast furnaces and converts it into a new product that one can make cement with. The process is known as Dry Slag Granulation. Considering the continuing building boom in China, another source for cement will save money and be better for the environment than upping normal production.

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Mark Masselli

China Pushing for Green Technology in 2015

The Chinese government is set to implement a new green technology program to encourage green industrial growth and development. China is currently polluting more and more every year, and hopefully this new program will address some of that problem. A large push for starting the program was to combat China’s huge problem with urban smog.

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Mark Masselli

The Luxury Liner of the Future

Royal Caribbean cruise lines has introduced a new flagship liner in the Bahamas. Called Quantum of the Seas, it may be one of the most environmentally conscious cruise ships ever created. They have maximized fuel efficients, environmental safety, air quality of exhaust, and can even purify both sea water and grey water into drinking water should the ship run into problems.

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Mark Masselli

Rosetta Comet Releasing More Water As It Approaches Sun

This news is from a month ago, but it was so interesting I couldn’t pass it up. The same comet that the Philae lander touched down on in 2014 is now getting closer and closer to the sun, and we can measure the increase in water loss as this happens. Maybe we can get some clues as to how Earth gained its water by watching the process.

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Mark Masselli

Cascadiant Expands Agreement for Indonesia Green Energy R&D

Cascadiant has expanded its agreement with BPPT , the Indonesian Agency For the Assessment and Application of Technology. Their goal is to expand Indonesia’s research and development into alternative energy sources to replace the currently 25,000 diesel generators being used throughout the country. Indonesia has many unique and delicate ecosystems in its islands, and their diesel generators currently produce the equivalent of 20 million cars worth of CO2 per year. Green energy is the way of the future.

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Mark Masselli

World’s Oceans Clogged by Millions of Tons of Plastic Trash

We know that there are millions of tons of plastic trash in the oceans, but how did it all get there? Scientists studied where the yearly sources of plastic trash were, and came to a few conclusions. China is the number one contributor to ocean plastics. The U.S. is the only first-world nation to be on the top 20. If you combined all of the coast E.U. nations, they would rank at 18th as a source.

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Mark Masselli

Fishermen in Goa Dread Return of Mining

In Goa, the mines used to silt up the Mandovi river. They damaged farms and almost irreparably harmed the local fishing industry, with so much pollution in the water from the local iron mines that the river would run red at times. In 2012, the Indian government banned mining in the area, but that ban is on the edge of being overturned. Let’s hope that, if the mining is brought back, it is properly supervised and controlled by the Indian government to prevent another environmental catastrophe.

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Mark Masselli

New Plastic Recycling Process Uses No Water, Half the Cost

A Mexican tech company has invented a new way of recycling plastic that does not produce any waste water, costs half the cash of current methods, and produces higher-quality end product than many other forms of recycling. Even more interesting, the inventor claims it can also be used to recycle styrofoam and other products currently clogging our landfills. Read about it here.

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Mark Masselli