GE has long invested in clean technology, and many of GE’s engineers, scientists and employees consider sustainability a passion project.
GE has long invested in clean technology, and many of GE’s engineers, scientists and employees consider sustainability a passion project. GE is determined to make sure that the technology of the future is not only profitable, but sustainable as well.
At a farm in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, scientists are turning crop residue into a new energy source through an anaerobic digestion process. This process will produce as much as 2.8 MW of renewable energy for surrounding communities.
In California’s Mojave Desert, GE’s experimental wind turbine, the ecoROTR, has been designed to address the key pain points for wind turbines – cost and efficiency. If this turbine proves successful, it will serve as a model for future wind farms and increase the world’s adoption of wind technology.
A scientist from GE Global Research is exploring how to turn the CO2 created as waste by solar plants into renewable energy, meaning that solar plants can continue to generate power even in times of little sunlight.
Farmers in the Philippines are using elephant grass, an abundant crop in the region, to power a nearby meat processing plant. They turn the grass into energy rich synthetic gas and use it to power engines at the plant.
In order to help their rural community in Nigeria gain access to reliable electricity, a group of local engineers came to build a six kW solar-powered mini grid, which powers more than 140 homes in the town.