- Hydrogen, The Energy Vector For The Plane Of Tomorrow
The scientific community is progressively experiencing a greater interest in environmentally friendly energy generation technologies, and their suitable applications, such is the case of hydrogen fuel cells applied to aeronautics. This contamination free t ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2007 - 2:39am
- Bats, Nocturnal Songbirds Not Big Fans Of Wind Energy
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sectors of the energy industry, but not without environmental consequences. Nocturnally active birds and bats have become prey to turbines, yet little guidance could be found for assessing impacts of wind energy on ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2007 - 12:25am
- Microbial Electrolysis Cell- Turning Bacteria Into Hydogen Machines
By adding a few modifications to their successful wastewater fuel cell, researchers have coaxed common bacteria to produce hydrogen in a new, efficient way. Bruce Logan and colleagues at Penn State University had already shown success at using microbes to ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 12:13pm
- Biodiesel Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Biodiesel can be manufactured from any product containing fatty acids, such as vegetable oil or animal fats. The report, The greenhouse and air quality emissions of biodiesel blends in Australia assesses the emission levels and environmental impacts of bio ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2007 - 10:45am
- Smarter Energy Storage For Solar And Wind Power
Development of the first hybrid battery suitable for storing electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is now a step closer. CSIRO and Cleantech Ventures have invested in technology start-up Smart Storage Pty Ltd to develop and comme ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2007 - 10:52am
- Helium Isotopes May Uncover New Geothermal Energy Sources
With the urgent need to find energy sources that are renewable and don't emit greenhouse gases, geothermal energy is ideal. Accessible geothermal energy in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, has been estimated at 9 x 1016 (90 quadrillion) ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 29 2007 - 9:48pm
- New Fuel Cell Also Cleans Up Pollution
Scientists in Pennsylvania are reporting development of a fuel cell that uses pollution from coal and metal mines to generate electricity, solving a serious environmental problem while providing a new source of energy. They describe successful tests of a l ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2007 - 2:54pm
- Methanogen Microbes: Making Methane From CO2 Could Be Green Energy's Killer App
Microbes could provide a clean, renewable energy source and use up carbon dioxide in the process, suggested Dr James Chong at a Science Media Centre press briefing today. “Methanogens are microbes called archaea that are similar to bacteria. They are respo ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2007 - 2:32pm
- Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough- Scientists Crack The Secret Of Proton Exchange Membranes
A hydrogen fuel cell works by pumping hydrogen gas through a proton exchange membrane causing the hydrogen to give up electrons in the form of electricity, which combines with oxygen gas to form water as the by-product. It can also work in reverse – when c ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2007 - 4:57pm
- New Bacteria Insight Could Revolutionize Natural Gas Processing From Oil Deposits
An international team has shown how crude oil in oil deposits around the world are naturally broken down by microbes in the reservoir. Their discovery, published in Nature, could revolutionize heavy oil and oil sands production by leading to more energy-ef ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2007 - 3:07pm