A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

A Japanese company has set a new Record for Solar cell Efficiency

We’re getting better and better at harnessing the power of the sun. In 2015, the Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic rolled out the prototype of a rooftop solar panel that set a new world-record of 22.5% for module conversion efficiency with mass-produced solar panels. Before long, a new record was set at 25.6%. Now here comes yet…

Now we can Turn E-waste into Dust

Now we can Turn E-waste into Dust

As much of the developed world, Malaysia has long been beset by vast and ever-accumulating amounts of electronic waste. Malaysians produce a million ton of e-waste each year, while globally we are on course to produce a staggering 50 million metric tons of e-waste by next year. By 2014, the huge piles…

Could we Refreeze the Arctic?

Could we Refreeze the Arctic?

The planet is warming. The polar ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. We are in for an impending environmental meltdown (literally). But there is not much we can do. Or is there? What if we could refreeze the ice at the Arctic artificially? Say, we could do that by building…

Giant Wind Turbine sets new Record

Giant Wind Turbine sets new Record

This one is a biggie. A new wind turbine, that is. A company in Denmark has unveiled a giant wind turbine that can generate 216,000kWh (kilowatt hours) in a single day. MNI Offshore Vistas Wind has built the prototype turbine at Østerild, a national test center for offshore wind turbines, and has already…

All Dutch electric Trains now run on Wind Power

All Dutch electric Trains now run on Wind Power

The Netherlands has long been associated with the harnessing of winds. Windmills, which dot the countryside across the European nation, have been used for centuries. Winds were harnessed to mill grains and to pump water out of low-lying lands into rivers beyond the dikes so  fields could be farmed. These days, though, winds in the Netherlands power…

Penang now has its first Certifiably Green Sports Complex

Penang now has its first Certifiably Green Sports Complex

A brand-new sports complex in Penang has top-notch facilities, including easier access for the disabled. Better yet, it’s now officially the island’s first sports center that’s fully eco-friendly. The City Sports Complex in Relau, which boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool, 10 badminton courts and two gyms, has been built so as to incorporate…

Apple is Green; Samsung, not so Much

Apple is Green; Samsung, not so Much

When it comes to the quality of their products, there is little that separates Apple and Samsung. When it comes to their energy footprints, however, there’s plenty of difference that sets the two hi-tech manufacturing giants apart. That is according to Greenpeace, which has just released a report on how eco-friendly the…

Indian chemical Plant turns its CO2 emissions into Baking Soda

Indian chemical Plant turns its CO2 emissions into Baking Soda

Turning carbon dioxide to baking soda. That’s what a chemical plant in India does. Sound like a swell idea? It should because it is. The Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals plant, located in the industrial port city of Tuticorin, plans to convert some 60,000 tons of its own CO2 emissions into baking…

Here comes a Paper Battery powered by Bacteria

Here comes a Paper Battery powered by Bacteria

Batteries. Don’t we constantly need them to power all those seemingly indispensable gadgets in our lives? The trouble, of course, is that most of them tend to contain plenty of toxic substances… and that they don’t last all that long so they invariably end up on trash heaps, thereby posing constant…

Solar Road gets rolled out in France

Solar Road gets rolled out in France

A large pool of untapped energy is right under our feet… or can be. Engineers in the US, as we have reported on Clean Malaysia, have devised a new type of floor that converts your footsteps into renewable energy. Not to be outdone, officials in France have built the world’s solar-powered road that…

Green-tech System could Revolutionize Malaysia’s Palm Oil Industry

Green-tech System could Revolutionize Malaysia’s Palm Oil Industry

Palm oil cultivation has been a scourge on Malaysia’s environment, but if a small company has its way, the industry will become rather more sustainable. The director of Aqua Ecotech Sdn Bhd (AquaEco), Andrew Liew, says the company has invented a “green tech” palm oil system, which is the “first proven and…

Here’s a new Way to speed up Carbon capture in Plants

Here’s a new Way to speed up Carbon capture in Plants

We continue to pump vast quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels like there is no tomorrow. The more we do that, the worse the planet’s prospects get because global temperatures will rise as a result of CO2’s heat-trapping molecules. Yet certain living organisms will thrive….

Adidas turns Ocean Waste into Shoes

Adidas turns Ocean Waste into Shoes

Ocean waste has plenty of legs, and not in a good way. There is just so much of it in our seas that our oceans are on the verge of drowning in all that waste. Now the German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has come up with an idea: Why not turn some…