Could One Man’s Yard Clippings Be Another Man’s Fuel?

By: Zach Robida If you were told that recycling the leftover wood from cutting down that dying tree in your backyard could actually be used to drive your car, would you believe it? While the process is not quite that efficient, researchers at Aston University are attempting to apply that same concept on a much … More Could One Man’s Yard Clippings Be Another Man’s Fuel?

Teamwork Helping Emissions Solutions Flow

By Sean Aitken The shipping industry accounts for around 90% of all global trade. Therefore, making this industry more sustainable would have a great effect on the environment. Decreasing factors like Sulphur oxides (SOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) would help greatly to lessen the blow on our changing world. New technology is being used to speed up finding … More Teamwork Helping Emissions Solutions Flow

Wind assisted ships: An old technology but out of sight?

By René Bouwmeester Humans have at least a 1000 years of experience and knowledge on utilizing wind power for shipping. With the invention of the steam engine and combustion engine shipping was transformed into the way we know it now. But the oil crisis in 1980 brought some of the wind propulsion back into play (Marin, … More Wind assisted ships: An old technology but out of sight?

The Air We Breathe: A rising death poll by air pollution

By Megan Wander Since 2005, ship traffic has doubled off the coast of east Asia, a region where 8 of the world’s 10 biggest container ports reside. The environmental consequences to this boom in the shipping industry are immense; air pollution being arguably the most dangerous. 24,000 people in the east Asia region die each year … More The Air We Breathe: A rising death poll by air pollution