University of Cambridge

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of an electric arc furnace cauldron with slag forming on the surface, while a cement truck is standing by

Many Green Cement Roads Lead Through Electric Arc Steel Furnaces

An electric arc furnace is like a giant, high-tech kitchen appliance for melting metal. Imagine a huge, robust pot where you throw in scrap metal, like old cars or broken appliances. Instead of using gas or coal to heat things up, this “pot” uses powerful electric arcs — think of … [continued]

Photo of a light concentrating device outside the Maxwell Centre at Cambridge. Credit: Tomi Baikie.

Using Machine Learning & Neural Networks to Maximize Solar Energy Globally

Scientists are always on the lookout for ways to make our world a better place, and one area they’re focusing on is solar energy. One idea in this area is to make solar cells more efficient by concentrating more solar light onto them. While investigating this recently, a group of … [continued]

Photosynthesis Differs in Rice Varieties — Natural Diversity Could Boost Yields

Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other and serves as the main staple for some 560 million chronically hungry people in Asia. With over 120,000 varieties of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) across the globe, there is a wealth of natural diversity to be mined by plant scientists to increase yields. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize—the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars that ultimately become our food.

India x Cleantech — September 2019

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica’s “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month’s highlights from India x Cleantech.