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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Dec. 18, 2015 — Researchers have taken atomic-level images of individual nanoparticles during heating that could lead to improved fuel-cell ... read more

Norway's EV Purchasing Spree Is Climate Friendly, Researchers Say

Dec. 18, 2015 — If every other passenger car in Norway is plugged into the electric network by 2020, Europe will have to produce more electricity – mainly from coal-fired power plants – to meet the demand. But ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil has been created by researchers. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment and then rapidly cooling the ... read more

Fuel Economy Improvements in US Climate Commitment on Par With 1970s Gains

Dec. 15, 2015 — To hold up its end of the landmark climate deal signed in Paris last week, the U.S. will need to make cars and trucks of the future far more fuel efficient. New research shows that automakers won’t ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — A detailed account has been provided by researchers of how to control the electron charge of nanoparticles of platinum, an important catalyst in fuel cells, to maximize the efficiency of the ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new approach to the production of fuels. Their new method can be used to produce much cleaner diesel. It can quickly be scaled up for industrial use. In five to 10 ... read more

Plant-Inspired Power Plants

Dec. 8, 2015 — A team of chemical engineers recently identified the two main factors for determining the optimal catalyst for turning atmospheric CO2 into liquid fuel. The results will streamline the search for an ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Scientists have developed a high performance and cost effective fuel cell. Demand for a practical synthetic approach to the high performance electrocatalyst is rapidly increasing for fuel cell ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — An international research team reports that the rapid increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has slowed in the past two years, underlining the need for action to permanently ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Water-splitting cells absorb sunlight and produce fuel. Creating such cells means pairing a material to absorb sunlight and generate electrons with the one that uses those electrons to produce fuel. ... read more

A More Efficient Way of Converting Ethanol to a Better Alternative Fuel

Dec. 3, 2015 — A research team has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted ... read more

Long Term Effect of Natural Gas Leakage Discovered

Dec. 3, 2015 — As natural gas production increases around the nation, new research shows that it can have a similar impact on climate change as coal if it's allowed to leak while producing ... read more

Carbon Capture Analyst: 'Coal Should Stay in the Ground'

Dec. 2, 2015 — Serious flaws have been found in a decade's worth of studies about the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize the climate, report experts in a new ... read more

UN Report Takes Global View of 'Green Energy Choices'

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new UNEP report offers a comprehensive comparison of the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for a number of alternative energy methods -- including wind, solar, geothermal, and ... read more

Benefits and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Energy

Nov. 30, 2015 — Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest US $2.5 trillion for electricity generation over the next 20 years. A new report presents the environmental costs and benefits ... read more

Next-Generation Fuel Cells Are Ready for Low-Emission Electricity Production

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new-generation, long-life fuel cell system is under development, offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. The project will result in new, energy-efficient and commercially ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the US electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Now a ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Bombarding and stretching an important industrial catalyst opens up tiny holes on its surface where atoms can attach and react, greatly increasing its activity as a promoter of chemical reactions, ... read more

Hardened Steels for More Efficient Engines

Nov. 20, 2015 — A new process for hardening steel is currently under development. With the help of methylamine, researchers enrich low-alloy steels with carbon and nitrogen. Low-pressure carbonitration with ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new way of making fuel cell membranes using nanoscale fasteners, paving the way for lower-cost, higher-efficiency and more easily manufactured fuel ... read more

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