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April 26, 2017

Apr. 12, 2017 — Microbial fuel cells exploit the metabolism of bacteria in order to generate electricity. A new type of biofilm could soon make this relatively young technology considerably more effective, more ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Heat treatment offers precise control over catalytic activity of metal sulfide nanoparticles, report ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of ... read more

Hydrogen on Demand

Mar. 13, 2017 — Using solar energy, researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen in a centralized manner, miles away from the solar farm. It could greatly reduce the cost of ... read more

Scientists Harness Solar Power to Produce Clean Hydrogen from Biomass

Mar. 13, 2017 — A team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Materials researchers have created a nanofiber that could help enable the next generation of rechargeable batteries and increase the efficiency of hydrogen production from water ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — On Earth, liquid flows downhill thanks to gravity. Creating an effective liquid fuel tank involves little more than putting a hole at the bottom of a container. That won't work in space, though. ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — An international research team has engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide -- a carbon-neutral fuel source -- more ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered ... read more

Liquid Hydrogen May Be Way Forward for Sustainable Air Travel

Feb. 23, 2017 — With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells ... read more

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Significant progress in developing microbial fuel cells has been made by scientists, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, that are cheaper and more ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Chemists have published a different method, using enzymes derived from nature, that generates ammonia at room temperature. As a bonus, the reaction generates a small electrical ... read more

Controlling Electron Spin Makes Water Splitting More Efficient

Feb. 1, 2017 — One of the main obstacles in the production of hydrogen through water splitting is that hydrogen peroxide is also formed, which affects the efficiency stability of the reaction and the stability of ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed by chemistry researchers at Oregon State ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity. This material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, ... read more

Harnessing the Energy of Fireworks for Fuel

Jan. 18, 2017 — The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to the stuff of fireworks and explosives: ... read more

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