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August 29, 2015

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel and also found a way to reduce those costs. Researchers calculated that hydrogen-specific steel ... read more

July 15, 2015 — In the quest for better, less expensive ways to store and use energy, platinum and other precious metals play an important role. They serve as catalysts to propel the most efficient fuel cells, but ... read more

Are Fuel Cells Environmentally Friendly? Not Always

July 15, 2015 — Fuel cells are regarded as the technology of the future for both cars and household heating systems. As a result, they have a key role to play in the switch to renewable energies. But are fuel cells ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide has been discovered. The reaction mechanism involves the application of an electric field that narrows the width of the reaction barrier, thereby ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Hybrid rocket fuel research by mechanical engineers could hasten the day when a simpler, safer hybrid engine propels space ... read more

July 7, 2015 — In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall ... read more

Does That 'Green' Plasticizer Make My PVC Flexible Enough for You?

July 6, 2015 — A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Building on a unique idea, scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into ... read more

June 30, 2015 — A new study of hydrogen storage material magnesium hydride reveals path to better performance, possibly paving way toward better future fuel ... read more

Analysis Shows Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

June 26, 2015 — Gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands has a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources, a new study ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The device could provide a renewable source ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Efficiently turning sunlight into storable fuels requires catalysts that convert a maximum amount of solar energy into fuel. A lack of standardized analytic conditions and methods has made ... read more

June 16, 2015 — By smoothing the surface of hematite, a team of researchers achieved the first 'unassisted' water splitting using the abundant rust-like mineral and silicon to capture and store solar ... read more

New Methane Bioreactor Produces Environmentally Friendly Energy, Mitigates Climate Change

June 16, 2015 — A new methane bioreactor boosts environmentally friendly energy to the markets. The reactor stores renewable energy and produces synthetic biomethane with good efficiency. The new technology can help ... read more

Buckle Up for Fast Ionic Conduction

June 15, 2015 — Material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline or jet fuel, has been developed. This study is part of a research project that attempts to make use of oil-producing ... read more

A Protective Shield for Sensitive Catalysts: Hydrogels Block Harmful Oxygen

June 15, 2015 — An international research team has found a way of protecting sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. In the future, this could facilitate the creation of hydrogen fuel cells with molecular ... read more

June 11, 2015 — The galleys inside airliners voraciously consume power - a vital yet limited resource in a plane. Additional power units may soon come to the rescue: housed inside trolley carts in the galleys, these ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Coating engine components with hard carbon reduces friction to almost zero – a development that could save billions of liters of fuel worldwide every year. Now researchers have developed a new ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum 'nano-raspberries' -- microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the precious metal. The berry-like shape is ... read more

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