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Mar. 30, 2016 — Ionic transport has been studied extensively over the years for energy devices such as fuel cells and batteries using Li+, H+, Ag+, Cu+, F-, and O2-. Yet as researchers point out in a recent report, ... read more

Sniffing out a Dangerous Vapor

Mar. 26, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new type of fiber material for a handheld scanner that can detect small traces of alkane fuel vapor, a valuable advancement that could be an early-warning signal for leaks ... read more

Pumping Up Energy Storage With Metal Oxides

Mar. 21, 2016 — Material scientists have found certain metal oxides increase capacity and improve cycling performance in lithium-ion batteries. The team synthesized and compared the electrochemical performance of ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — As the demand for thinner microelectronic devices increases, manufacturers often are limited by how oddly shaped the energy sources must become to make them conform to the smaller space. Now, ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Solar fuels, clean fuels from sunlight, water and CO2, form an attractive way for storing solar energy in hydrogen or hydrocarbons, for example. The efficiency of this technology still needs a ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Hype followed by disappointment: That's been the general pattern over the past few decades when an alternative fuel is presented to the public. It's a fuel du jour phenomenon, from methanol ... read more

New Fuel Materials Could Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Mar. 16, 2016 — Nuclear power is an important energy source and is essential as a clean energy to reduce current carbon emissions from fossil fuels. However, many people feel the risk of nuclear accidents does not ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — By combining two materials on the atomic scale, scientists built a designer interface that separates electrons and holes; this work matters because those electrons could go on to drive reactions that ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new materials recipe has been developed for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Researchers working on developing new fuel cells have published a novel method to fabricate highly active gold nanoparticle catalysts. The team adopted methods it had already proven with platinum, ... read more

Miniaturized Fuel Cell Makes Drones Fly More Than One Hour

Mar. 8, 2016 — Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Scientists have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — A new article speaks to a growing sustainability movement to capture energy from existing waste to make treatment facilities more ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon ... read more

Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by Refinery Process

Feb. 16, 2016 — A new biorefinery process has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous ... read more

Researchers Devise More Efficient Materials for Solar Fuel Cells

Feb. 16, 2016 — Chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into usable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas. These 'green fuels' ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain and the method of its ... read more

A Fifth of Car Fuel-Efficiency Savings Are Eroded by Increased Driving

Feb. 9, 2016 — Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 ... read more

Clean Energy from Water

Feb. 8, 2016 — Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical. ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractive ... read more

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