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Energy Production Technologies

Energy production technologies bring about new, clean, sustainable sources of energy. Read up on the newest, most affordable ways for us to fuel machines and devices.

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How Frozen Fuel Works

That's not just any mud. That's a fossil fuel that's stashed away in huge quantities in deposits all over the Earth's crust. Could that frozen fuel also heat up the planet?


The Ambitious Proposal to Re-freeze the Arctic

Can proposed wind-powered pumps installed in the Arctic Ocean help strengthen sea ice? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks now article. See more »

Mini Turbine 'Wind Trees' Could Generate Power for Homes, Electric Cars

How does New Wind's miniature "wind tree" turbine work? Learn more about the French wind tree and renewable energy in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Postage Stamp-sized Device Traps More Solar Energy to Purify Water Faster

Scientists have come up with a way to purify water much faster than before. Learn about this small but mighty gadget at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

What happened to the green tech fad?

These days, it seems everyone is going green. But is green tech the way of the future or just another fad? Learn about green tech at HowStuffWorks. See more »

In the year 2050, what energy source will we use to power our vehicles?

An energy source to power vehicles in the future could come from a wide variety of sources. Learn about an energy source to power vehicles in the future. See more »

Will nano flakes revolutionize solar energy?

Nano flakes are an improved method of harvesting solar power. Learn all about nano flakes and energy production technologies at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Ocean Power Works

Ocean power could help solve the energy crisis. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about ocean power. See more »

How Solar Thermal Power Works

Solar thermal power can revolutionize energy production. Learn all about solar thermal power at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Cellulosic Ethanol Works

Cellulosic ethanol could provide us with a new, green source of energy. Learn all about cellulosic ethanol at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Gasification Works

Gasification is the conversion of carbonaceous feedstock into synthetic gas. Learn all about gasification at HowStuffWorks. See more »