- Hydrogen: Figuring Out The Water And Sunlight Formula For Sustainable Fuel
Water is abundant and so is sunlight, and using them to create hydrogen makes sense for a cleaner energy future, where biological systems powered by sunlight can manufacture hydrogen to use as fuel. The way that plants produce hydrogen by splitting water ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2014 - 10:30am
- Hydrogen Fuel From Water, Using An Ordinary AAA Battery
Next year, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars and they are zero-emissions vehicles but, like current electric cars, not really, since the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas. ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2014 - 5:07pm
- Ross Garnaut: China To Reach 'Peak Coal' For Electricity By 2015
As early as 2015 China’s use of thermal coal for electricity could peak. Bret Arnett/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA By James Whitmore, The Conversation ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 27 2014 - 3:30am
- Nitrogen-Transforming Bacteria: Now Powered By Hydrogen
Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria are key players in the natural nitrogen cycle on Earth and in biological wastewater treatment plants but scientists have learned something new about how they are powered. For decades, these specialist bacteria were thought to d ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2014 - 2:30pm
- Generating Energy From Coffee Wastewater
A four-year project on coffee wastewater treatment, The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified, has found that is possible to generate energy and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills- maybe it will even tackle cl ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2014 - 7:30am
- Created: Renewable Propane Using E.coli
Researchers have engineered the bacteria E. coli to generate renewable propane, which would open a path to a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it has an existing global market. It is already produc ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 2 2014 - 2:00pm
- Organic Photovoltaic Technology May Be Solar Panels Of The Future
Conventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels while organic photovoltaic technology enables more translucent and more flexible solar panels in a range of colors to be manufactured. But even silicon solar panels are no ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2014 - 9:01am
- Copper Catalyst Could Make Solar Cells Cheaper
Solar cells are the future but for now they are resource-intensive, expensive and not very efficient- but the researchers in a new study can help with those first two. To make a solar cell, machines etch nanoscale spikes into a silicon wafer in order to ma ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2014 - 8:00am
- Turning Corn Cobs Into Car Fuel
Image credit: FeeBeeDee via flickr http://bit.ly/1tyHJdD. Rights information: http://bit.ly/cGotEb. By: Laurel Hamers, Inside Science (Inside Science)-- Today, ethanol is routinely made from the kernels of corn. Eventually, though, it may be made from th ...
Article - Inside Science - Sep 10 2014 - 8:00am
- Use Ocean Waves To Power Homes
By Karin Heineman, Inside Science (Inside Science TV) – From powering homes, to cars to phones, people across the world use vast amounts of energy. And that consumption is only growing. As energy needs increase, scientists are constantly on the hunt for ...
Article - Inside Science - Sep 9 2014 - 5:30am