Hydrogen Fuel Development
The CSIRO has had an interesting development in the energy field. In the past, hydrogen fuel has been notoriously difficult and expensive to transport, therefore limiting its applications. CSIRO has found a new way to turn hydrogen into ammonia for easier transportation, which is then turned back into hydrogen once it has reached its destination. The process of generating hydrogen from ammonia has been successful in producing clean enough hydrogen that it has recently been used for fuel in hydrogen cars. It will be interesting to see what transformative effect this development has in the future….
Guilt Free Long Showers
A regular internal conflict I think most of us feel – that long hot shower or the quick water wise one?
The temptation to savour a long moment under soothing hot water with uninterrupted time to think is a big one. However guilt always edges into your mind, conscious of the long hot summers we have, the news reports of how much rain we did or didn’t get, and the regular reminders to be water-wise.
However, this internal conflict may be a thing of the past – glorious guilt free long hot showers. A company, Flow Loop, has designed a system that recirculates the water that would normally drain away to waste through a filtration system, back into the shower. Apparently the filtration is so good that the recirculated water is cleaner than the initial water, however you do have the option of turning this mode off if you need to.
This would be a great feature to have in all homes, and we think that in the near future that is what we will see!
This website details all the features and how it works: https://www.originenergy.com.au/blog/lifestyle/future-innovation—sustainable-showers.htmlRead more
Plants Transformed into Lights
MIT Engineers have experimented with embedding a firefly enzyme into the leaves of a plant to make it produce light. So far they have seen success despite at this stage only low light levels having been achieved which eventually wear off. However this is still an incredible innovation and they are continuing to work to optimise the light production, hoping to increase the brightness, extend its effects, and having the plant respond to sunlight and ‘switch off’.
Can you imagine the day where your bedside lamp is not a lamp, but instead a pot plant?