Energy

Prototype Reactor Turns CO2 Into Formic Acid, Pure Liquid Fuel

The prototype of a catalytic reactor, an electrolyzer, uses carbon dioxide as its feedstock and produces high concentrations of formic acid, pure liquid fuel.  In tests, the new electrocatalyst reached an energy conversion efficiency of about 42%. That me ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2019 - 10:19am

More Natural Gas Replacing Coal Could Mean Far Less Water Usage

A new study has found that the switch from coal to natural gas hasn't just reduced greenhouse gas emissions from energy, it has reduced water usage. That is even factoring in water used during hydraulic fracturing- fracking- and shale gas generation. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2019 - 5:03pm

How Does Solar Power Work?

How do solar panels work? – Nathan, age 5, Melbourne, Australia. The Sun produces a lot of energy called solar energy. Australia gets 20,000 times more energy from the Sun each day than we do from oil, gas and coal. This solar energy will continue for as ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 5 2019 - 8:36pm