- Hydrocarbon-Eating Microbes Mean Oil Was An Ancient Energy Source Too
Microbes that break down oil and petroleum are more diverse than we thought, suggesting hydrocarbons were used as an energy source early in Earth's history, according to a presentation at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting. The ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2008 - 9:57pm
- Endeavour Announces Discovery At Noatun C In Norway
Endeavour International Corporation today announced a discovery at the site of its Noatun C prospect located in PL107 in the Norwegian North Sea. The well encountered a gas condensate column in the targeted Middle to Lower Jurassic sandstone. The drilling ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2008 - 10:08am
- Nissan Almera Becomes A Hydrogen Car (And It Only Belches Out Water)
A team of scientists from the University of Sunderland have developed a hydrogen-powered car that they believe is a significant step forward in creating a mass-produced 'green' machine. The team, led by Dirk Kok from the Institute of Automotive a ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2008 - 9:45pm
- Move Over Ethanol- Sugar Into Gasoline Is Cheaper And Easier, Say Researchers
Two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar-potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants-into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and a range of other valuable chemicals. Chemical engineer Randy Cortr ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2008 - 6:26pm
- No Kidding? New Bill To Expand Biofuels Applauded By Brazilian Sugarcane Industry
It's easy to blame Republicans for our environmental troubles but this ethanol stuff was trumpeted by Al Gore and environmental groups for 15 years, and they only figured out it must be stupid when Republicans agreed and made it into law. It's o ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2008 - 1:40am
- Zayed Future Energy Prize- September 30th Submission Deadline For $2.2M Approaching
Masdar, Abu Dhabi's program to develop sustainable solutions to meet the world's future energy demand, has established an international awards program designed to recognize innovation and leadership in the global search for future energy solutio ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2008 - 2:30pm
- Low Cost Electrorheology Device Boosts Fuel Economy 20 Percent- Study
Researchers in Pennsylvania report results of laboratory tests and road tests verifying that a simple, inexpensive device attached to a car engine's fuel injector can boost gas mileage by up to 20 percent. That translates into several more miles per g ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2008 - 1:52am
- Happiness is a Green Job (Mayors)
Given that "Being Green Causes Happiness- Study"(1), then a green job is bound to make a person happy, right? U.S. Conference of Mayors released today a report that predicts 4.2 million new green jobs in the next 30 years.(2) I thought to connect ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Oct 19 2008 - 2:07pm
- Pillared Graphene Could Speed Development Of Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
Researchers in Greece report design of a new material that almost meets the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2010 goals for hydrogen storage and could help eliminate a key roadblock to practical hydrogen-powered vehicles. Their study on a way of safely sto ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2008 - 1:06am
- Pre-Election Action on Biofuels
Simple. Have you heard that a National Biofuels Action Plan (NBAP) was released on 7 October 2008 in the midst of comparisons being made of the presidential-candidate positions on energy? The NBAP was developed by the Biomass Research and Development Board ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Oct 19 2008 - 1:42pm