Monday, June 21, 2010

Really Green Energy

Despite humanity's admitted addiction to petroleum products, there is a growing number of alternative energy solutions emerging.

Although the term "green technology" is used for more eco-friendly methods of energy production, there are many ideas for literally green fuels that harness power from nature's optimal process of photosynthesis.

Some ideas are already working concepts or products. Biofuel created from algae growth is, in my opinion, one of the best routes to living in a truly green world. The business of fuel powered by chlorophyll is already being pursued.

Popular Mechanics:
"Pond-Powered Biofuels"

I saw this prototype for an algae-powered lamp that may be a sign of things to come:

Going from the practical to the more fantastic, here are a couple REALLY GREEN concepts that are still way ahead of their time...

Architect Vincent Callebaut
Algae Farm and Bio-Hydrogen Airship

Then there's this totally crazy car that seems to double as a garden. I'm not even sure how you get into this thing. Maybe it's actually a car for plants to drive around in by themselves!

Photosynthetic Concept Car
is Powered Completely by Plants

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