Energy

Eruption Clues: UNH Researchers Create Snapshot of Volcano Plumbing
November 29, 2017 12:19 PM - University of New Hampshire

Much like a forensic team recreates a scene to determine how a crime was committed, researchers at the University of New Hampshire are using scientific sleuthing to better understand the journey of magma, or molten rock, in one of Europe’s largest and most active volcanos, Mount Etna. Researchers applied several techniques, in a new way, to create a more accurate picture of the volcano’s plumbing system and how quickly the magma rises to the top to cause an eruption. Their findings contribute to our understanding of how and when volcanoes erupt.

Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines
November 29, 2017 10:46 AM - 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.

Brazilian Ethanol Can Replace 13.7% of World's Crude Oil Consumption
November 28, 2017 12:47 PM - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Expansion of sugarcane cultivation in Brazil for ethanol production in areas not under environmental protection or reserved for food production could potentially replace up to 13.7% of world crude oil consumption and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by as much as 5.6% by 2045.

NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window
November 28, 2017 12:39 PM - DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window
November 28, 2017 12:39 PM - DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Turning emissions into fuel
November 28, 2017 09:41 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a wide variety of products.

Turning emissions into fuel
November 28, 2017 09:41 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a wide variety of products.

Carbon Capture is Helped by Oil Revenue, But it May Not Be Enough
November 27, 2017 11:52 AM - Imperial College London

The oil industry incentivises the development of carbon-capturing tech, but researchers say this will not reduce emissions to low enough levels.

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.  

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