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Author Archives: Jo Borrás

FlameStower Lets You Charge Your Gadgets with Fire (w/ video)

August 12th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Recent advances in technology have made waste almost optional, creating commodities and energy sources where we used to see garbage. Right now, it possible to run cars on poop, charge your cell phone with pee, and light your home with rotting leftovers and yard clippings. All of that’s really gross – but the FlameStower is here to turn a different kind of waste into usable energy. We’re talking, of course, about wasted heat

Poland Is Getting Fracked

August 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Originally published on Gas2. In recent years, the fiercely independent people of Poland have found themselves caught up in the [&hellip

Blue Green Box Turns A Fishtank Into A Hydroponic Garden

July 31st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The Blue Green Box uses the natural waste produced by a fishtank to fertilize plants in its specialized, hydroponic “grow box”. If you have a 10 gallon aquarium, you already have the pumps, filters, etc. to make it work – now all you need to do is get those fish to work for you!

I Went To Detroit To Play With Ford (Part 2.1)

July 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The short version of all this is that making low-volume parts, like those for EVs and racecars, just got über-cheap, and that means that prices should come down – or, at least, that profits will go up enough to entice Ford to start building the cars we want to buy instead of the cars they want to sell us

New Popemobile Is An Electric Bike

July 8th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Editor’s note: We’ve covered Daimler’s Smart Bike a couple times here on CleanTechnica — it’s  a pretty fancy electric bike [&hellip

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