osmotic power

Osmotic Power Technology

When freshwater and seawater are mixed together, like when a freshwater river flows into the ocean, enormous amounts of energy are released. If the freshwater and seawater are th…

Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial Photosynthesis seeks to replicate the natural process of photosynthesis.  The goal is to make fuel from solar energy, but scaled up to meet the energy demands of a mode…

Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Technology

Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology has the potential to generate power from a range of organic waste materials including waste water and human urine. The technology uses bacte…

Hydrogen Energy

Hydrogen is the simplest element. An atom of hydrogen consists of only one proton and one electron. It’s also the most plentiful element in the universe. Despite its simpli…

Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric power plants capture the energy of falling water to generate electricity. A turbine converts the kinetic energy of falling water into mechanical energy. Then a ge…

Nuclear Fusion Power

Fusion powers the Sun and stars as hydrogen atoms fuse together to form helium, and matter is converted into energy. Hydrogen, heated to very high temperatures changes from a gas t…

Geothermal Energy Conversion

There is a natural source of power found below the surface of the earth that has been around for centuries. Underground, far below us, there are pools of water heated by magma (or mol…

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a process that can produce electricity by using the temperature difference between deep cold ocean water and warm tropical surface wat…

Stirling Engines for Power Generation

The Stirling engine is a heat engine that is vastly different from the internal-combustion engine in your car. Invented by Robert Stirling in 1816, the Stirling eng…