Sustainable Engineering http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8217/more en Cross-Country Events Raise Awareness about Electric Vehicles http://machinedesign.com/news/cross-country-events-raise-awareness-about-electric-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">With over half-a-million sales since the first modern plug-in cars were commercially introduced in 2010, the National Drive Electric Week heightens awareness about the availability of electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/cross-country-events-raise-awareness-about-electric-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/cross-country-events-raise-awareness-about-electric-vehicles#comments Automotive Sustainable Engineering News Markets Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:54:00 +0000 66121 at http://machinedesign.com Solar Impulse Lands in New York City http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/solar-impulse-lands-new-york-city <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On June 7, 2016, the Solar Impulse 2 team, scheduled to land in JFK, delayed its arrival. When flying a prototype plane around the world...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/solar-impulse-lands-new-york-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/solar-impulse-lands-new-york-city#comments Sustainable Engineering Materials Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000 63451 at http://machinedesign.com Resort Makes Sustainable Changes to Its Daily Grind http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/resort-makes-sustainable-changes-its-daily-grind <div class="field-deck"> Just how many resources does a Vegas casino and resort go through a day? This one puts forward its best reduce-reuse-recycle policies to improve its sustainability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just how many resources does a Vegas casino and resort go through a day? This one puts forward its best reduce-reuse-recycle policies to improve its sustainability. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/resort-makes-sustainable-changes-its-daily-grind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/resort-makes-sustainable-changes-its-daily-grind#comments Sustainable Engineering News Thu, 19 May 2016 14:57:00 +0000 62181 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The second largest solar farm in the world comprises 27,324 panels and spans 28 acres. It supplies 26% of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino&rsquo;s energy.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Business Wire 7 Manufacturers Committing to Reducing Carbon Emissions http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/7-manufacturers-committing-reducing-carbon-emissions <div class="node-body gallery-body">Through its Technologists in Residence program, the Department of Energy supports seven major manufacturing companies in developing energy-saving technologies, products, and manufacturing processes.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/7-manufacturers-committing-reducing-carbon-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/7-manufacturers-committing-reducing-carbon-emissions#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Sustainable Engineering IoT Materials News Gallery Wed, 11 May 2016 20:53:00 +0000 61851 at http://machinedesign.com A Trip to Mars: Playing Pretend Could Get Kids Interested in STEM http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem <div class="node-body article-body">Though it would be unreasonable to send students on a field trip to space, a new STEM academy at Westminster College creates an imaginary scenario where kids are preparing to take a trip to Mars.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem#comments Energy Recreation Sustainable Engineering News Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:17:00 +0000 58471 at http://machinedesign.com 1-V CdTe Solar Cells Rival Silicon as Industry Standard http://machinedesign.com/news/1-v-cdte-solar-cells-rival-silicon-industry-standard <div class="node-body article-body">CdTe photovoltaic cells rank as the second-most-used solar cells behind their silicon counterparts, but their low open-circuit voltage has never surpassed 900 mV. A recent journal article published in Nature Energy this February claims a final CdTe surpasses the 1-V mark.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/1-v-cdte-solar-cells-rival-silicon-industry-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/1-v-cdte-solar-cells-rival-silicon-industry-standard#comments Sustainable Engineering News Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:47:00 +0000 58321 at http://machinedesign.com Harmful Greenhouse Gases Repurposed into Carbon Nanofibers http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/harmful-greenhouse-gases-repurposed-carbon-nanofibers <div class="node-body article-body">While a simple and economic method to synthesize carbon nanofibers (CNFs) has eluded scientists for decades, the most impressive feature of GWU’s “one-pot” synthesis is that it repurposes carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/harmful-greenhouse-gases-repurposed-carbon-nanofibers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/harmful-greenhouse-gases-repurposed-carbon-nanofibers#comments Sustainable Engineering Materials News Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:09:00 +0000 57951 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are exquisite conductors of heat and electricity, and have very high tensile strength. Made up of layers of individual graphene sheets, they show promise in high-performance electronics, textiles, and other industrial and consumer applications. They also exhibit quantum behaviors that make them unique for a range of metamaterials.</p> Courtesy of The Journal of Materials Chemistry Concrete Floating Turbine Economizes Wind Power http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/concrete-floating-turbine-economizes-wind-power <div class="node-body article-body">Statoil recently revealed plans to set up five of its Hywind cylindrical-float turbines in what’s deemed as the first floating wind farm. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/concrete-floating-turbine-economizes-wind-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/concrete-floating-turbine-economizes-wind-power#comments Sustainable Engineering Materials News Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:06:00 +0000 53851 at http://machinedesign.com Image Courtesy of Statoil “5-Hour Energy” Billionaire Invests in Off-the Grid Energy http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy <div class="field-deck"> So far, Stage 2 Innovations projects efficiently use available resources to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped areas. But what else would you expect from the founder of 5-Hour Energy? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So far, Stage 2 Innovations projects have been shown to efficiently use available resources to improve the quality of life in underdeveloped areas. But what else would you expect from the founder of 5-Hour Energy?</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/5-hour-energy-billionaire-invests-grid-energy#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Medical Sustainable Engineering News Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:51:00 +0000 53481 at http://machinedesign.com Cellulose Substrate Eyed for 3D Supercapacitor Technology http://machinedesign.com/materials/cellulose-substrate-eyed-3d-supercapacitor-technology <div class="node-body article-body">A one-step process seeds cellulose aerogel with conductive nanoparticles to create a flexible 3D superconductor with high capacitance and conductance. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/cellulose-substrate-eyed-3d-supercapacitor-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/cellulose-substrate-eyed-3d-supercapacitor-technology#comments Energy Sustainable Engineering Materials News Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:59:00 +0000 53071 at http://machinedesign.com