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May 28, 2015

An Efficient Path from Carbon to Renewable Fuel Production

Mar. 31, 2015 — Earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices. These devices can be used in fuel cells as ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Scientists have created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of ... read more

'Green' Batteries Made to Last: Oxide/carbon Composite Outperforms Expensive Platinum Composites

Mar. 19, 2015 — An oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices. Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which ... read more

Uncovering a Reaction's Secrets

Mar. 19, 2015 — A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Using discarded electronic boards, researchers have developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel. The researchers have already registered the patent of the process in ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — As with magnets and alternating current, positively charged molecules never aim for one another. Indeed, similarly charged poles are repelled. Nevertheless, scientists have managed to bond positively ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Researchers have synthesized a new thin-film catalyst for use in fuel cells.They report the first-ever epitaxial thin-film growth of Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore, which could act as a more effective cathode ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — A new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion has been presented by researchers. These are two important research areas for renewable energy, they ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England, is proving that urine can generate ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — Aerogels made of graphene nanoribbons and modified with boron and nitrogen are more efficient catalysts for fuel cells and air-metal batteries than expensive platinum is, according to ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — Researchers have taken a step closer to producing solar fuel using artificial photosynthesis. In a new study, they have successfully tracked the electrons’ rapid transit through a light-converting ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — Researchers have made an inexpensive metal-free catalyst that performs as well as costly metal catalysts at speeding the oxygen reduction reaction in an acidic fuel cell, and is more durable. The ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — To make ships more eco-efficient, engineers have been working with alternative fuels. A Norwegian engineer is currently pursuing a new approach: With VindskipTM, he has designed a cargo ship that is ... read more

Renewable Energy Obtained from Wastewater

Feb. 24, 2015 — Researchers have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process. The proposed system uses bacteria which consumes the organic material and ... read more

Closer Look at Flawed Studies Behind Policies Used to Promote 'Low-Carbon' Biofuels

Feb. 5, 2015 — Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — University students have built Singapore's first urban solar electric car with an innovative 3D-printed body shell that has 150 parts. Mounted on a carbon fibre single shell chassis, the NTU ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, in place of more costly ... read more

Renewable Biofuel Production Avoids Competition With Food Resources

Jan. 29, 2015 — The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes. The research demonstrates the practical ... read more

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