Archive for December, 2008
You probably come across revolving doors almost on a daily basis, but I bet this is the first one you’ve ever heard of that can actually harness kinetic energy. In the Natuurcafé La Port coffee shop in the Netherlands, a special revolving door was built that could harness the kinetic energy generated by the people passing through it. The door is equipped with an energy generator that produces the power stored in a set of supercapacitators. People passing through could clearly see the mechanism through the transparent glass on the ceiling.
Meiko Shokai, which has a large market share of shredder machines in Japan, wants its customers to do more with those shredded paper. At the recently held Eco Products 2008, it introduced its Paper Recycler, a chemical-free equipment to recycle used paper without leaving the office.