Archive | December, 2009

Magnets, Algae and Biofuels

13. December 2009

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Magnets, Algae and Biofuels

Siemens reported recently on an interesting use of magnets for the harvesting of fast-growing algae that will eventually be turned into biofuels. The use of algae as a potential source of fuels is nothing new within the world of renewable energy. As Siemens says: Algae are a valuable source of raw material. For millions of […]

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How do We Deal With The Pollution Associated With Chinese Rare Earth Production?

5. December 2009

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I’ve just finished writing up a new article over at Rare MetalBlog titled “Chinese Rare Earth Production: A Darker Shade of Green?“.  The article discusses a new Sunday Times report on the extensive pollution caused by the mining and production of rare earths in China, and the effects that they’re having on the local people. […]

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New Downhole Permanent Magnet Generator Tool For Extreme Oil, Gas & Geothermal Drilling

3. December 2009

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New Downhole Permanent Magnet Generator Tool For Extreme Oil, Gas & Geothermal Drilling

Earlier today, my colleagues at Dexter Magnetic Technologies announced the launch of an innovative downhole generator tool, which we have developed for some pretty extreme drilling conditions. This new high pressure – high temperature (HPHT) tool could lead the way to drilling deeper and more productive oil, gas and geothermal wells in the world’s most demanding drilling environments. The tool […]

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