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Food waste makes fuel for cars

February 10th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Researchers have developed a facility that ferments food waste to make methane, which can be used to power vehicles. Drivers who fill up with natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel spend less on fuel and are more environmentally friendly.

Vacuum insulation panels will make it easier to retrofit buildings for improved energy efficiency

December 10th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Insulation panels that are both thin and effective are expensive. At present these high-end products are built into energy-saving refrigerators. Innovative components and production techniques are now set to sink the costs – so that private home-builders can also benefit from the new technology. In Germany, the rising cost of heating has sparked a renovation […]