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July 7, 2015

July 2, 2015 — Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Engineers have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire ... read more

Little Faith in Carbon Capture in the EU and USA

June 29, 2015 — Pessimism prevails about the future of carbon capture and storage in both the USA and EU. This is despite the fine promises that it was precisely this technology that would save the oil and gas ... read more

June 27, 2015 — An eco-friendly biodegradable green 'herding' agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water has been developed by researchers. Derived from the plant-based small ... 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

Optimizing Shale Gas Production from Well to Wire

June 25, 2015 — A researcher has analyzed the life-cycle of the shale gas supply chain and operations and found that the process systems can be made more environmentally and economically ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Researchers achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Discoveries about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and ... read more

Unlocking Fermentation Secrets Open Door to New Biofuels

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new ... read more

What Your Clothes May Literally Say About You

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially ... read more

Distributed Technique for Power 'Scheduling' Advances Smart Grid Concept

June 24, 2015 — A new technique for 'scheduling' energy in electric grids has been developed. It moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. ... read more

June 23, 2015 — An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A high-strength steel could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency ... read more

Russia's Renewable Energy Policy: Profitable for Investors

June 23, 2015 — In 2013, Russia implemented an incentive system for renewable energy sources that is based on the wholesale electricity capacity mechanism. It is intended to increase the share of renewable energy in ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A new technique which enables researchers to visualize the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors, could enable greater control over their properties and ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have developed an ultra-thin, super-strong membrane to filter liquids and gases, with the potential to cut energy consumption in ... read more

Highest Certified Efficiency for Perovskite Solar Cells Measuring Over One Square Centimetre

June 18, 2015 — Researchers have achieved a 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time in the world, as officially recognized by an international public test ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Researchers have now pioneered a process that could enable the efficient recycling of two rare-earth metals, neodymium and dysprosium. These elements comprise the small, powerful magnets that are ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A new study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil ... read more

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