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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

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 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

June 17, 2015 — An important discovery has been made that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. The research offers the possibility of ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Researchers are testing a model "whale's tail" that can be attached to ships to improve fuel ... read more

June 17, 2015 — In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of ... 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

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

Bacteria Could Help Clean Groundwater Contaminated by Uranium Ore Processing

June 15, 2015 — A strain of bacteria that 'breathes' uranium may hold the key to cleaning up polluted groundwater at sites where uranium ore was processed to make nuclear weapons, scientists say. A group ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils that could help biorefineries achieve net life-cycle ... 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

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