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London Sewer Fat the Next Renewable Fuel

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April 23, 2013
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Turning a menace - into a renewable energy source. Oil and fat which currently costs Thames Water in London millions to clear every year is being collected and used to power a new electricity plant. As Joanna Partridge reports the project - the biggest of its kind in the world - is being seen as a model for other cities.


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Morocco: Kingdom of Sun

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Meant to Fly? The World's First-Solar Powered Airplane

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Rust Brings Boost to Solar Energy Potential, Say Scientists

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Reuters (Feb. 8, 2013) — Using the power of sunlight, Swiss scientists are developing methods of extracting inexpensive, safely transportable, hydrogen fuel from iron oxide - commonly known as rust. The process essentially converts solar power into hydrogen, vastly increasing the potential of solar energy to serve as a viable renewable energy source across the world. Jim Drury met the scientists behind the research.
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