LEF is seeking the services of an engineer with a suitable background and experience to advise on \'gas to power\' project. The scope of work could be extended into the construction phase.
EngineerAid in the Press 27th Mar 2009
Links to Scrapyard Scramble in the press, and Scotland-Malawi Partnership feature
EngineerAid Launch: Ask The Expert forum 21st Dec 2008
EngineerAid launches a new forum-based system for helping the developing world!
Scheme to 'share environmentally-friendly patents' 21st Jan 2008
A new 'open innovation' project, supported by major corporations, will allow public access to patents with environmental benefits.
How ecofriendly are biofuels? 18th Jan 2008
New study warns biofuel comes with a lot of its own environmental problems, such as destruction of farmland.
Internet 'necessary' to Africa's growth 25th Dec 2007
A top Ghanaian professor hits out at critics who say Africa should focus on basics like water and sanitation rather than the internet.
'Renewable' nuclear energy a misleading term 25th Dec 2007
It is wrong to consider nuclear energy as 'renewable', says F. Spite.
Biodiesel from algae 12th Dec 2007
Algae are the most promising route to low-cost fossil fuel replacements. Yields per acre will eventually be a multiple of other sources of liquid fuels, such as maize, wheat and palm oil.
EngineerAid is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2007 Award of Merit in the Nonprofit Communications Innovation
Energy initiative proposes desert power plan 11th Dec 2007
A desert solar power plan, to meet Europe and North Africa's energy needs and tackle climate change, has been presented.
The Internet Will Save Billions of Tons of Carbon 10th Dec 2007
It turns out that the Internet is doing a lot more than just helping get the word out about environmental problems and solutions. It is, itself, an environmental solution.
One Little Nuke Plant for Every 25,000 People? 10th Dec 2007
A small, self-contained power plant that does not produce any emissions and needs to be refueled only once every five years might sound pertty perfect. But then we have to utter the forbidden word: N
Friendlier cabins 23rd Nov 2007
Energy Group awarded a £146,561 grant to develop an environmentally friendly cabin for the construction sector.
Turning Water into Fuel 16th Nov 2007
A cancer researcher stumbles upon a way to set saltwater aflame.
Web site promotes literacy, rice donations to WFP 16th Nov 2007
A new Web site called Freerice.com lets users take vocabulary tests, and the better they fare the more rice is donated to the United Nations' World Food Programme.
This article traces trends in the use of the mobile phone around the world as an activist technology, "the anonymity of mobile phones is one of the key reasons they've been so useful to activists".
On Collaboration: How Do We Communicate with Thee? 15th Nov 2007
This article discusses 3 primary kinds of communication tools - voice, text, and video
Dew-harvesting 'web' conjures water out of thin air 15th Nov 2007
An award winning way of collecting morning dew could give people in arid regions better access to safe drinking water
Asian countries learn flood defence 15th Nov 2007
The United Nations has launched a training programme to help Asian countries plan for and manage floods.
Named and shamed 15th Nov 2007
For the first time, the CO2 emissions of 50,000 power plants worldwide have been compiled into a massive new database.
UN launches natural resources advisory panel 15th Nov 2007
The UN Environment Programme has launched a panel that will advise governments on the sustainable use of natural resources.
Go virtual with your flying 15th Nov 2007
A video on OneClimate.net has a go at explaining why it is a good idea to swap carbon-heavy real world flying for Second Life meet-ups
China, India 'must adopt sustainable energy plans' 12th Nov 2007
China and India — along with all countries — should adopt sustainable energy policies to control emissions and save energy, says a report.
Africa turns to mobile phones 30th Oct 2007
Whether it's South African students using mobile phones to do homework or Tanzanian fishermen dialing in for weather reports, Africans are increasingly turning to cell phones to spur economic developm
Carbon-wise construction 24th Oct 2007
A new online tool can help construction companies plan "carbon-wise" projects.
Talking Braille: A new tool to teach blind children 15th Oct 2007
Learning Braille can be a formidable challenge in developing countries. Supriya Kumar profiles a new device that's addressing the task.
Scientists create flood-resistant rice 15th Oct 2007
Scientists in the Philippines have developed a variety of rice that can survive prolonged periods of submergence.
Pygmies in northern Democratic Republic of Congo will be carrying hand-held satellite tracking gear on their trips to the forests, part of an unusual partnership between local residents and the countr
Bottle makes dirty water drinkable 11th Oct 2007
The way fresh water is supplied to disaster-hit regions could be revolutionised after an Ipswich-based businessman invented a £190 bottle that makes foul-smelling water drinkable in seconds.
Nanotube sieve 11th Oct 2007
A novel technology to trap large-scale greenhouse gas emissions caused by coal mining and power generation is being developed by a University of Queensland researcher.
Unhealthy situation 11th Oct 2007
'A sticking plaster won't do' - raises unanswered questions for engineers about their contribution to our long-term health.
Landslide victory: Bioengineering in Nepal 11th Oct 2007
Nepal is using plants and modern engineering to combat the landslides that regularly plague the nation. Badri Paudyal reports.
ICT 'promises improved healthcare' 11th Oct 2007
[NAIROBI] Applying information and communication technology (ICT) to healthcare will result in improved, efficient, quality and timely medical care in the developing world.
Building plastic solar cells 11th Oct 2007
Environmentally friendly solar panels may be an affordable alternative to conventional power sources within the next ten years, as a result of a new project launched this week.
Simple and cheap: Nepal's application of science 25th Sep 2007
Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.
The shortage of power in Africa means that, when the sun goes down, there is no relief from the darkness. But now the World Bank has plans to brighten up the gloom
Lighting Africa 25th Sep 2007
World Bank launched the ''Lighting Africa'' initiative, to provide modern lighting to the 250-million people in Sub-Saharan Africa who have no access to electricity.
Energy efficiency easiest path to aid climate 25th Sep 2007
A recent U.N. report about climate investments (Aug 28, 2007) said energy efficiency for power plants, cars or homes is the easiest way to slow global warming. The study foresees a shift to renewable
African database will ''tap global knowledge'' 25th Sep 2007
African researchers are developing a database of where to find scientific information on the Internet. Preparatory work has begun on the online information source, known as Access to Scientific Knowle
Myanmmar government to implement cyber village project 25th Sep 2007
Myanmar government is planning to implement a cyber village project to enable every village in the country to have access to Internet link like what is provided in urban cities and introduce 400 publi
Nepali teacher wins 'Asian Nobel Prize' 24th Sep 2007
A Nepali teacher has been honoured with a prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, regardedas the Asian Nobel Prize, in recognition of his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal.