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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

Falling Gas Prices Can Boost Home Sales, According to Study

June 30, 2015 — Falling gas prices can shorten the time it takes a house to sell and can increase the selling price, according to results from an ongoing longitudinal ... 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

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

Straw-Insulated Houses Beat Petroleum-Based Alternatives

June 19, 2015 — Scientists are planting the seeds of bio-insulated buildings by developing innovative insulation using sustainable ... 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

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

Fighting Climate Change, With Cement

June 12, 2015 — The cement industry is one of the largest sources worldwide of carbon emissions, accounting for around five per cent of global emissions. New technologies may help substantially lower these ... read more

Turning Paper Industry Waste Into Chemicals

June 8, 2015 — Researchers have found a more eco-friendly way to derive lignin -- a paper industry waste product -- from wood and convert it into chemical building blocks. The resulting chemicals can be used in ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Sweepers keep our pavements, paths and roads clean. For this purpose they are equipped with a powertrain for moving the vehicle, a blower for sucking up the dirt and debris and brushes for cleaning ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Scientists are helping the paper industry to convert paper sludge - the largest waste stream from paper factories - into bio-oils and raw materials suitable for re-use. They aim to build a ... read more

Lower Birth Weight Associated With Proximity of Mother's Home to Gas Wells

June 3, 2015 — Pregnant women living close to a high density of natural gas wells drilled with hydraulic fracturing were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such ... read more

Saving Money and the Environment With 3-D Printing

June 2, 2015 — The environmental effects of 3-D printing metal aircraft parts has been examined by scientists. They found the method could reduce an airplane's weight by 4 to 7 percent. Conventional ... read more

June 2, 2015 — The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a new study says. The release of CO2 into ... read more

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Improve Bio-Oil Refining

May 29, 2015 — New catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more ... read more

May 28, 2015 — More charged particles in urban environments come from motor vehicle emissions than anything else which makes living beside a busy road with lots of diesel-driven vehicles worse for your health than ... read more

EU Biofuels Regime Failing to Meet Its Objectives Under Current Regulatory Framework, Experts Say

May 26, 2015 — The European Union regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if carefully tailored and effectively implemented. The ... read more

Using Recovery Methods, Oil Production in Mexico Would Increase by Nearly 800 Thousand Barrels Per Day

May 25, 2015 — Mexico has a wide range of oil fields; however, most of them are mature which makes it difficult to maintain oil production. Given this, advanced and improved recovery methods should be implemented ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Emplacement of carbon dioxide at the Bravo Dome gas field in New Mexico began more than 900,000 years earlier than previously estimated, according to scientists. The study documents the first field ... read more

American Energy Use Up Slightly, Carbon Emissions Almost Unchanged

May 20, 2015 — Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow ... read more

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