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…

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

Tesla shows off Brand new Solar Tiles

First came Elon Musk’s electric Tesla cars. Now come the maverick billionaire entrepreneur’s solar roofs. Big deal, you might say. Solar roofs have been around for quite some time, after all. Yes, but these roofs are solar roofs with a difference. Musk says his new solar-powered roofs come with fancy…

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

Clean Energy is on the Way Up and Up

It often seems like there is nothing but gloom and doom when it comes to the environment. We’ve reached a point of no return on climate change. We’ve been making our oceans sick with global warming. We’ve been driving myriad animals like Malaysia’s iconic tigers to the brink of extinction. But…

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

Malaysia means Business on Solar Energy

As government roadmaps go, this one is both ambitious and commendable: Malaysia wants to become a major hub of solar manufacturing by 2030. To make that happen, the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will work on improving supply chains and the integration of local photovoltaic (PV) sustems. Simultaneously,…

Electric Cars are on a Roll in Malaysia

Electric Cars are on a Roll in Malaysia

Electric cars are on the roll in Malaysia. They may soon be plying the country’s roads en masse, and just about time too. To make that happen, GreenTech Malaysia, a government agency under the aegis of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, is planning to set up a countrywide…

Let’s Regreen our Cities Vertically

Let’s Regreen our Cities Vertically

Urban areas almost always come at the expense of natural environments. Where clusters of houses rise and stand ever thicker on the ground in densely populated urban areas, trees and vegetation invariably disappear with nothing but little parks remaining here and there as beleaguered little vestiges of green. A case…

The Sun shines bright on Solar Energy

The Sun shines bright on Solar Energy

Come 2020, Malaysia will be the world’s second largest producer of solar photovoltaics. So promises Zaini Ujang, the secretary-general of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water. That ambitious goal will entail almost doubling the current output, which stands at 12%. “Malaysia is currently ranked third in terms of solar…

Green Cars are Coming to KL … on Show

Green Cars are Coming to KL … on Show

Green cars are coming to Malaysia. At the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference, to be held in Kuala Lumpur between October 5 and 8, a large selection of eco-friendly cars will be on display. Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Tesla, Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi and other automakers from around the world…