How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is (more…)

Building a Transition

“How on earth did they do that?” – “Brute force and ignorance!!” was a favourite response of my father. Less PC perhaps today than was in his, but, if you want to take a really close look, it doesn’t amount to much more. After all, whether we want to install a 50 tonne monolith at... Read more »

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5 Tips for Preparing a Construction Site for Winter

Winter makes construction all the more difficult, whether you’re dealing with ice on the roads or clearing snow so you can get back to work. Businesses have to keep employees warm in addition to keeping them safe since shutting down for the season is rarely an option. Here are five tips for preparing a construction... Read more »

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UK Natural Disasters: Preparation

It’s often unexpected when natural disasters strike home — with many left wondering what they should do in such circumstances. We take a look at how Brits can prepare for, and then recover from, various types of disasters which can all prove very problematic: The impact of drought You can’t deny that we use a... Read more »

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The Common Industry Uses for Aluminum Foil Tape

  You probably see it in grocery stores. It is probably found inside your cupboard. When you drop by your favourite snack house, you get your burger wrapped in it. And when you go home from a party, your generous friend wraps a take-home pasta in it. Your mom was furious when she didn’t notice... Read more »

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