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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Recovering Energy from Power Plants

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers are harnessing the energy of moving seawater that is being used to cool a power plant in ... read more

Improving Carbon Dioxide Storage Using Hospital Scanner

Apr. 20, 2016 — PET scanning is an effective tool for improved oil production and carbon dioxide storage, new research shows. PET scans are well known from the health service and the researchers were investigating ... read more

SteamBio Enabling Sustainable Carbon for Industry

Apr. 18, 2016 — To create a more secure and sustainable future we need to use carbon from nature: “biocarbon”; using it to create biodegradable bioplastics, other biochemicals and for renewable energy generation ... read more

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A successful new simulation method for characterizing carbon dioxide transfer and storage in natural rock reservoirs has been developed by researchers. The team scanned rocks with X-ray microcomputed ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The level of oxygen in a coal ash disposal site can greatly affect how much toxic selenium and arsenic can be leached from the system, report scientists at the conclusion of their ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Palm oil is not a polymer; but through chemical reactions it can be converted to intermediates with different functional groups that could interact with other monomers, either through condensation ... read more

New Microwave Synthesis Technique Produces More-Affordable Hydrogen

Apr. 8, 2016 — Scientists create a molybdenum-based material that could be a low-cost alternative to platinum for splitting water to make hydrogen ... read more

Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal May Harm West Virginia Waterways

Apr. 7, 2016 — Unconventional oil and gas operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' to release natural gas and oil from underground rock. Studies have centered on ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phenomenon in the field of gas-solid interactions: the so-called Negative Gas Adsorption ... read more

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A new technique models oil and gas formations to determine the cause of souring in hydrocarbon products. The team's finding offers a way to cut costs at wellheads where biocides may be ... read more

Waste Stream to Energy Source: What If America’s Next Big Fuel Source Is Its Trash?

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers want to create energy conversion technologies designed to mine the carbon out of waste processes that traditionally have been an environmental burden to the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Part of the future of solar energy, especially for residential use, may be small'community-based' systems in which neighbors join together in the construction and use of solar systems to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Researchers have found a new approach to preventing embrittlement that could be useful in nuclear reactors. High-tech metal alloys are widely used in important materials such as the cladding that ... read more

Survey Gives Clearer View of Risky Leaks from Gas Mains

Mar. 28, 2016 — Precise measurements of leaks from natural gas pipelines across metropolitan Boston have demonstrated that almost a sixth of the leaks qualified as potentially explosive, and that a handful of leaks ... 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

Mar. 24, 2016 — Using a new hybrid breed of computational and experimental chemistry, an international team of chemists was able to solve a puzzle that has been dubbed a 'Holy Grail reaction' and devise a ... read more

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