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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Oct. 2, 2015 — Novel and scalable technology and production process has been developed combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from ... read more

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Over time, the electrodes inside a rechargeable battery cell can grow tiny, branch-like filaments called dendrites, causing short circuits that kill the battery or even ignite it in flames. But ... read more

Solar Energy: Hydrogen for All Seasons

Sep. 30, 2015 — Chemists have developed novel porous materials called 'covalent organic frameworks,' which provide a basis for the design of polymeric photocatalysts with tunable physical, chemical and ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — In an effort to help develop a domestic supply of rare earth elements, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a novel method of chemically separating these materials -- ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Micro-supercapacitors are a promising alternative to micro-batteries because of their high power and long lifetime. They have been in development for about a decade but until now they have stored ... read more

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material

Sep. 30, 2015 — The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new study. Seeking to find ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The United States has fallen behind on offshore wind power, experts say. Their findings show that while offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in Europe since 1991, the U.S. is ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — An alloy first made nearly two decades ago by the U. S. Navy could provide an efficient new way to produce electricity. The material, dubbed Galfenol, consists of iron doped with the metal gallium. ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Biomass burning has positive environmental and public-health effects, A new study documents. Co-firing oat hulls with coal reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and heavy metals, ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Scientists have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Fusion energy may soon be used in small-scale power stations. This means producing environmentally friendly heating and electricity at a low cost from fuel found in water. Both heating generators and ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — To provide a means for both comparing and selecting energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific applications, the research group that pioneered the triboelectric nanogenerator technology has now ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated a safe and affordable battery capable of storing energy from intermittent sources -- like rooftop solar panels -- that is suitable for the ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In a new study, researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team of researchers, have identified a new cathode material made of the nontoxic and inexpensive mineral eldfellite for sodium-ion ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers released the final version of a report analyzing policy options for the state of Michigan regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly ... read more

Water Pathways Make Fuel Cells More Efficient

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a coating technique in the laboratory that could raise the efficiency of fuel cells. The scientists have already applied to patent the technique, which is suitable for mass ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Asimple approach to synthesize novel environmentally friendly manganese dioxide ink by using glucose has been developed by a group of ... read more

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