Appropriate Design is the use of the minimum energy input and the lowest levels of technological sophistication to achieve effective, efficient and healthy conditions. Read more..
Atomic energy is a term used to describe the constitutive internal energy of the atom, which was absorbed when it was formed. Energy derived from the mass converted into energy in nuclear transformations. Read more.
Biomass – A biomass fuel is an energy source derived from living organisms. Most commonly it is plant residue, harvested, dried and burned, or further processed into solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels. The most familiar and widely used biomass fuel is wood. Read more..
Calorie is defined as an energy measure unit. 1 calorie is the amount of energy required to heat 1 gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5°C. 1 cal = 4.184 Joule (notation that a food calorie abbreviated Cal, is actually a kilocalorie. 1 Cal = 4.184 kJ). Read more
Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants.
Industrial ecology is a field of study that handles within the sustainability framework. The essence of industrial ecology is described as a system not in isolation from its surrounding systems, but in the plan with them.Read more..
A biological molecular machine that consumes energy in one form and converts it into motion or mechanical work; for example, many protein-based molecular motors harness the chemical free energy released by the hydrolysis of ATP in order to perform mechanical work. Read more.
Nuclear fusion reactors is a term used to describe a future source of energy. Most stars including our own Sun released energy by nuclear reactions between light atoms at temperatures of millions of degrees. Read more.