- A Shale Solution To The Looming Energy War?
Rising shale gas production in the United States and Canada as well as potential natural gas supplies from Iraq could be pivotal in curbing Russia's ability to organize an "energy weapon" against European consumers, according to a new study ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2009 - 4:34pm
- Biomass To Electricity Is Better Energy Than Ethanol
Biofuels such as ethanol offer an alternative to petroleum for powering our cars, but growing energy crops to produce them can compete with food crops for farmland, and clearing forests to expand farmland will aggravate the climate change problem. How can ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2009 - 4:40pm
- Finally, Biofuels That Won't Stress The Food Supply
Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes with the much-sought ability to transform switchgrass, corn cobs, and other organic materials into methyl halides — the raw material for mak ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2009 - 12:44am
- US And China Threaten European Solar Supremacy- Frost Sullivan
Increased competition and the global economic crisis have cast clouds upon the Western European solar energy market. Falling polysilicon and solar module prices have the potential to cement China's role as a solar manufacturing hub. ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2009 - 9:45am
- Finland Adapts Natural Resource Strategy For Bioeconomy
In Finland, leaders in various fields have taken up the challenge presented by the increasing use of natural resources. Jointly, they have set out to find an answer to the question of how to use natural resources to enhance both national competitiveness a ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2009 - 10:25pm
- Bucher CityCat H2- A Hydrogen Vehicle Your Local Government Can Be Proud Of
Empa and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have, together with Bucher Schoerling, Proton Motor, BRUSA Elektronik AG und Messer Schweiz, developed a hydrogen powered municipal street cleaning vehicle which was presented to the public last week in Basel. The ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2009 - 11:06pm
- An Air-Fuelled Battery That Lasts Ten Times As Long? Yes, Please
A new type of air-fuelled battery called the STAIR (St Andrews Air) cell could give up to ten times the energy storage of designs currently available, meaning a new generation of batteries for electric cars, mobile phones and laptops. The new design has th ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2009 - 11:27pm
- Shale Gas- Ancient Mudstones Could Provide Alternative Energy
A new study carried out at the University of Leicester reveals that an alternative to oil could be found in ancient sea deposits dating to 300 million years ago. Shale gas sourced in mudstones in shallow water seaways could provide the future alternative t ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2009 - 10:17pm
- No Stimulus Plan For CFL Bulbs- Lasers Can Make Regular Light Bulbs Energy Efficient
Like ethanol, the darling of activists who refused to know any better until it was actually implemented and shown to be a disaster, there is a certain amount of marketing hype around CFL bulbs and environmental groups have drunk the Kool-Aid. All mercury ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2009 - 12:06pm
- Biomass Gets An Extreme Makover, Thanks To Chemistry
In revisiting a chemical reaction that's been in the literature for several decades and adding a new wrinkle of their own, researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive p ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2009 - 3:06pm