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Get your Apollo 11 wastewater now

An auction of special space and aviation artifacts is to be held in two weeks. It includes a lunar bible. It also includes genuine Apollo 11 wastewater.

By September 1, 2011


GE, others invest in wastewater bioreactor

Israeli company Emefcy lands big-name backers for its Megawatter System that can turn wastewater into clean water and electricity.

By June 29, 2011


Oil well taps wastewater for renewable energy

ElectraTherm's waste heat generator taps hot wastewater from oil drilling to generate 20 percent of the power needed for the drilling.

By June 21, 2011


Wastewater-to-fertilizer plant captures nutrients

Venture-backed Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to open a facility that converts wastewater from sewage treatment plants into fertilizer while reducing nutrient run-off.

By May 23, 2010


"Smart" wastewater bio-treatment takes over where porta-potty leaves off

Plug it in and let it go-new wastewater treatment system to clean-up after troops.

By November 15, 2008


Microsoft speaks poop to power

Sometimes, power goes out, data centers go down, and people get annoyed. Now Microsoft is building a more reliable data center, powered by the byproducts of life.

By November 19, 2012


Hydrogen fueling stations--they're coming

Air Products and Fuel Cell Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to market a fuel cell power plant to commercial enterprises, which will pave the way for the tri-generation system to be used to create a network of hydrogen fueling stations for consumers.

By March 15, 2012


Micromidas to test sludge-to-plastic tech

Another way to use waste: a California start-up plans to test a mobile wastewater biorefinery that turns sewage sludge into a biodegradable plastic.

By May 27, 2010


Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center

Redmond's Data Plant is a research project to run data centers with renewable biogas sourced locally at landfills or wastewater treatment plants for a cleaner and more reliable power supply.

By April 23, 2012


On World Water Day, a look at water-energy tech

A Water-Energy Nexus business competition identifies technology advances to lower the amount of energy needed to treat and distribute fresh water and wastewater.

By March 22, 2011