Emerging Green Technologies


Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the biggest offender when it comes to Earth's greenhouse gas problem. It may not be the harshest and most toxic of air pollutants; however, it is the most prevalent one, thus capable of causing the most damage. Ideally it would be best if we stopped using fossil fuels altogether, although by the looks of it we won't anytime soon. Thus, we need other solutions, and carbon capture can help. Carbon dioxide can be captured in a few ways, most of which center around how we use coal.Wind Turbines via a filtering system before it reaches the atmosphere. For the moment, we are making efforts to keep carbon dioxide underground or in its liquid form – in the future we may find a way to create synthetic fuels from it, thus creating a closed loop and a green solution.

Green Remediation of Brownfield Sites

In many cities worldwide, brownfields have become an urban blight. Abandoned factories and other industrial sites often fall into disuse and are left to rot, ravaged by time. Places suffering this kind of structural decay are called brownfield sites. Brownfields require remediation and special care to make them safe for living and working again.Emerging Green Technologies e by conventional methods, we either remove soil that has been contaminated through industrial decay or burn it; either method creates all manner of environmental problems. Green remediation of brownfield sites uses alternative sources of energy like solar and wind power for any machinery used in the process, making brownfields capable of supporting life safely.


According to the Hubbert peak oil theory, our reserves of oil at any geographic location are finite; therefore it is highly likely we will eventually run out of places to drill for this massively used resource. Because at this time we have no way of knowing the exact amount of oil available around the world, neither can we know whether our reserves have entered a state of decline.Carbon t that our time is limited and that alternate solutions have to be found and used. One of these alternatives is biohydrocarbon fuel. It is essentially a biomass of plants with high fatty acid content, mixed with hydrogen through the use of a catalyst such as cobalt, producing a biofuel high in energy. One of the stock plants used, Camelina sativa (wild flax), can be cultivated in rotation with food crops and can be processed into a jet fuel that emits 85% fewer emissions of greenhouse gases than kerosene. The jet fuel made from Camelina sativa is suitable for use in commercial applications, as Japan Airlines proved back in January 2009, when they used it in a 747 in a 50/50 mix with regular jet fuel.

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Don't laugh - think of China as a retrograde

by jakeduck

Polluter at your own peril:
"America was caught off guard in the 1950s when the Soviet Union suddenly launched its first Sputnik satellite. It looks like history may repeat itself, but this time the arena is more down to earth. In August, the leaders of Japan, China and Korea will hold a trilateral summit to discuss how they can pool their resources and expertise to develop and commercialize emerging green technologies. Who knows what world-beating products and processes will result from a successful collaboration?
As it is, Japan has already sped ahead of the U

We should terminate those subsidies

by the_real_yaki

And the "kooks" shouldn't complain, because they are not for truly "green" initiatives. Can we agree on that?
Then we should get rid of all of the other energy subsidies. Do we agree on that? I feel like i'm the only one here who thinks that energy subsidies are a bad use of taxpayer money. Let the venture capitalists bet on emerging technologies, and let the mature industries work it out themselves.

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