Energy

Spinning Biomass into Gold
November 27, 2017 08:37 AM - University of Tennessee - Knoxville

There’s a century-old adage coined by the paper industry that claims “you can make anything from lignin except a profit.”

Art Ragauskas has heard this maxim countless times during his career, and it gets him a little riled up every time he hears it. As the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, Ragauskas is channeling that ire into proving that the old saying’s time has come and gone.

NUS Scientists Develop Artificial Photosynthesis Device for Greener Ethylene Production
November 24, 2017 10:49 AM - National University of Singapore

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The novel method, which produces ethylene at room temperature and pressure using benign chemicals, could be scaled up to provide a more eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to the current method of ethylene production.  

Research Reveals China's Reversing Emission Flows
November 23, 2017 12:30 PM - University of East Anglia

The flow of China’s carbon emissions has reversed according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

Energy From Electric Cars Could Power Our Lives — But Only If We Improve The System
November 22, 2017 02:06 PM - Elsevier

Power stored in electric cars could be sent back to the grid – thereby supporting the grid and acting as a potential storage for clean energy – but it will only be economically viable if we upgrade the system first. In a new paper in Energy Policy, two scientists show how their seemingly contradictory findings actually point to the same outcome and recommendations: that pumping energy back into the grid using today’s technology can damage car batteries, but with improvements in the system it has the potential to provide valuable clean energy – and improve battery life in the process.

Energy From Electric Cars Could Power Our Lives — But Only If We Improve The System
November 22, 2017 02:06 PM - Elsevier

Power stored in electric cars could be sent back to the grid – thereby supporting the grid and acting as a potential storage for clean energy – but it will only be economically viable if we upgrade the system first. In a new paper in Energy Policy, two scientists show how their seemingly contradictory findings actually point to the same outcome and recommendations: that pumping energy back into the grid using today’s technology can damage car batteries, but with improvements in the system it has the potential to provide valuable clean energy – and improve battery life in the process.

Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines
November 21, 2017 01:38 PM - Stanford University

With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. However, a number of issues plague the low-carbon energy source, such as complaints from nearby residents about noise and the killing of hundreds of thousands of birds and bats each year that collide with turbine blades.

Three studies from UTA's clear lab detect harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites
November 21, 2017 01:16 PM - University of Texas at Arlington

Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites.

Nebraska Approves Keystone XL, But Requires Different Route Through State
November 20, 2017 05:44 PM - Yale Environment 360

Nebraska regulators have given the final approval for the Keystone XL pipeline to run through their state, eliminating the last major regulatory obstacle preventing the completion of the 1,179-mile pipeline system that would help carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas.

Reusing Waste Energy with 2D Electron Gas
November 20, 2017 12:37 PM - Hokkaido University

Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency.

Reusing Waste Energy with 2D Electron Gas
November 20, 2017 12:37 PM - Hokkaido University

Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency.

First | Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next | Last