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2,713.1 MILES / GALLON OF GASOLINE

Students at the Universite Laval engineering college in Quebec have won the Shell ‘Eco-marathon Americas’ contest for internal combustion engines. They did so with their Alérion Supermileage car. The car has managed to achieve 2,713.1 miles per gallon of gasoline….

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Dublin Black Monolith

A black monolith in Dublin’s docklands reveals Ireland’s current oil consumption and future renewable energy targets. It was designed by De Siún Scullion Architects. It measures 4.2 metres cubed. The size is not arbitrary however, its volume represents precisely 473 barrels of…

OIL > PLASTIC > OIL

Pretty much everyone understands the long-term environmental problems with plastic bags. Now the battle against the ubiquitous plastic bag is taking a new turn. Akinori Ito, a Japanese inventor has created a machine that is able to convert ‘plastic-bags’ into…