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New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
21 Jun 2017 at 7:31am
Scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean' process using solar energy.
Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in...
20 Jun 2017 at 8:41am
By using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy with competitive prices. This result is also valid for Sweden, Norway, Alaska, northern Canada and other locations at the same latitudes.
Future trucks fueled by hydrogen created with solar power: Exhaust? Pure wate...
20 Jun 2017 at 6:45am
Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fueled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapor as ?exhaust?. Not only will hydrogen technology revolutionize road transport, it will also enable ships and trains to run emission-free.
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
19 Jun 2017 at 12:22pm
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study describes a more complicated reality. Researchers argue that achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires the incorporation of a much broader suite of energy sources and approaches.
Could renewable 'power-by-wire' help fix China?s air pollution problems?
16 Jun 2017 at 9:17am
Bringing renewable power ?by wire? from western China to its power-hungry Eastern cities could have benefits for both local air quality and global climate change, new research has found.
Reducing environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucks
16 Jun 2017 at 5:37am
Researchers have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.
Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings
14 Jun 2017 at 9:04am
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings ? creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy - thanks to ground-breaking battery research.
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
14 Jun 2017 at 6:26am
A new material has been created based on gold and black phosphorus to produce clean hydrogen fuel using the full spectrum of sunlight.
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
14 Jun 2017 at 6:18am
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy and will mean low energy bills for consumers.
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
14 Jun 2017 at 6:18am
Researchers have developed a compound that draws moisture from the air and splits it into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen can be captured as a clean fuel source.
Demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the air
9 Jun 2017 at 7:38am
The unique Soletair demo plant developed in Finland uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the technical performance of the overall process and produce 200 liters of fuels and other hydrocarbons for research purposes. This concerns a one-of-a-kind demo plant in which the entire process chain, from solar power generation to hydrocarbon production, is in the same place.
Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts
7 Jun 2017 at 5:53am
Offshore wind turbines built according to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane, creating potential risk for any such turbines built in hurricane-prone areas, new research shows.
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
5 Jun 2017 at 8:08am
A promising avenue for the future of clean energy is to store it in the form of carbon-based fuels produced from renewable sources, effectively enabling the clean use of liquid fuels such as gasoline. A first step is the electrolysis of carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbon monoxide. But current CO-forming catalysts are either not selective enough or too expensive to be industrially viable. Now scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide.
Economists find improved electricity storage leads to innovation, efficiency
1 Jun 2017 at 4:34pm
Improved electrical storage technology spurs innovation in both renewables and fossil fuels electricity production, and boosts the efficiency of the entire electricity sector.
What's powering your devices?
1 Jun 2017 at 12:18pm
Americans, regardless of whether they're Democrats or Republicans, want to power their homes with renewable energy, according to a new study.