Green tech finds (7/23/09)
Beer and gas? Sound like a National Lampoon movie… but it’s your green tech finds for the week.
- Fart-powered fuel cells? Sort of… Danbury, Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy recently installed two fuel cell power plants at food processor Gills Onions that “…create electricity using old onions and a process that mimics how the human body expels gas”
- Solar-powered parking: Austin, Texas is replacing traditional parking meters with “pay stations [that] are solar-powered, take credit cards, debit cards and coins, and will replace the 3,800 outdated single-space parking meters around the city.”
- Seasonal food on your iPhone: Want to know which foods are actually in season in your area? The Seasons iPhone app tells you… (via Green Living Ideas and Worldchanging)
- Cordless car charging: Engineers at Nissan don’t just things electric vehicles are the future… they think ones that you don’t actually have to plug in are the way to go (via EcoGeek)
- Because everything’s big in Texas: Start-up Baryonyx has secured leases to build two offshore wind farms that could be “the largest in the nation.” (via CNET Green Tech)
- Beer to ethanol: San Diego microbrewery Karl Strauss has entered a partnership with Green House Energy and E-Fuel to convert waste yeast into ethanol (via Cleantechnica)
- How to market a car — free solar-powered wifi: That’s what Toyota’s trying with the 3rd-generation Prius: giant display ads that look like sunflowers, and provide a place to sit with free wifi.
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