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Energy insecure New Yorkers face multiple health risks
Nearly one-third of Washington Heights residents surveyed report problems with lack of heat in the winter and/or paying their electric bills. (2018-10-05)
Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol. (2017-08-17)
Improved water splitting advances renewable energy conversion
Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water -- an important key in making renewable energy production and storage viable. (2016-10-25)
Radiation that knocks electrons out and down, one after another
Researchers at Japan's Tohoku University are investigating novel ways by which electrons are knocked out of matter. (2016-12-06)
New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry
QUT researchers are developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. (2016-04-27)
New materials for sustainable, low-cost batteries
A new conductor material and a new electrode material could pave the way for inexpensive batteries and therefore the large-scale storage of renewable energies. (2018-04-30)
The power of multiples: Connecting wind farms can make a more reliable - and cheaper - power source
Wind power, long considered to be as fickle as wind itself, can be groomed to become a steady, dependable source of electricity and delivered at a lower cost than at present, according to scientists at Stanford University. (2007-11-21)
Planning ahead: A new robust approach for minimizing costs in power-distribution networks
Scientists at Tokyo Tech have developed a new method for scheduling the turning on and off of power generators that minimizes costs and ensures reliability while addressing the issues prevalent in multiple previous methods. (2019-02-08)
Batteries -- quick coatings
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using the precision of an electron beam to instantly adhere cathode coatings for lithium-ion batteries -- a leap in efficiency that saves energy, reduces production and capital costs, and eliminates the use of toxic solvents. (2017-04-03)
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Over the last 25 years, the world has seen an increased dependency on wind energy that promises to continue growing. (2017-09-06)
Biofuels not as 'green' as many think
Statements about biofuels being carbon neutral should be taken with a grain of salt. (2016-08-25)
Neutron spectroscopy: New detector module MultiFLEXX increases count rate tenfold
The triple axis spectrometer FLEXX at BER II provides a new detector module for user service. (2017-12-01)
A sustainable future powered by sea
OIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy. (2017-09-22)
Wave energy researchers dive deep to advance clean energy source
One of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on the planet -- wave energy -- could one day power millions of homes across the US. (2016-10-13)
Batteries from scrap metal
Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries. (2017-06-09)
ORNL-developed technology streamlines computational science projects
An ORNL research team led by Jay Jay Billings has continuously updated a workflow management system they first developed in 2010 to help computational scientists develop software, visualize data, and solve problems, saving time and effort expended in support of modeling and simulation experiments. (2018-09-14)
An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew high-tech heating patches to your clothes
What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes -- while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint? (2018-12-13)
Research targets PFOA threat to drinking water
A highly toxic water pollutant, known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), last year caused a number of US communities to close their drinking water supplies. (2017-06-08)
Lean electrolyte design is a game-changer for magnesium batteries
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems. (2018-12-21)
Nature holds key to nurturing green water treatment facilities
The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist. (2018-08-01)
Future for clean energy lies in 'big bang' of evolution
Amid mounting agreement that future clean, (2008-08-25)
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. (2017-05-31)
Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy
A new streamlined process could quickly pare down heaps of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for making biofuel. (2017-01-13)
Novel approach for photosynthetic production of carbon neutral biofuel from green algae
Reducing carbon emissions in order to prevent climate change requires developing new technologies for sustainable and renewable biofuel production. (2018-05-03)
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, PSU study finds
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study (2019-07-12)
Improved model of energy highway along protein strands
In a new study published in EPJ B, Jingxi Luo and Bernard Piette from Durham University, UK, present a new mathematical model that explains the energy transport mechanism permitting energy generated inside a biological cell to move along transmembrane proteins towards the cell's exterior. (2017-09-13)
Study identifies energy efficiency as reason for evolution of upright walking
A new study provides support for the hypothesis that walking on two legs, or bipedalism, evolved because it used less energy than quadrupedal knucklewalking. (2007-07-16)
DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands
The US Department of Energy should place a higher priority on developing an accurate and actionable inventory of agency-owned or managed properties that can be leased or sold for energy development, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2017-09-28)
Many more bacteria have electrically conducting filaments
Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or 'nanowires' in the bacterium Geobacter, announce in a new paper this month that they have discovered the unexpected structures in many other species, greatly broadening the research field on electrically conducting filaments. (2017-12-08)
Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source
Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), a hybrid grass that can grow 13 feet high, may be a valuable renewable fuel source for the future, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say. (2005-09-27)
How well electron transport works in furfural biogas
Furfural is a promising candidate in the quest for alternative biofuels. (2017-09-13)
Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they grow
A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. (2018-03-12)
Solar power -- largest study to date discovers 25 percent power loss across UK
Regional 'hot spots' account for the power slump and these are more prevalent in the North of England than in the south (2018-11-09)
High-efficiency and low-cost catalyst for water electrolysis
A research team in DGIST has newly developed metal-rich graphitic nanocarbon layers encapsulated electrocatalysts and introduce as cheapest electrode materials for the cost-effective hydrogen gas generation via water electrolysis. (2018-02-13)
Construction delays make new nuclear power plants costlier than ever
The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 percent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found. (2018-05-29)
Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass
Blend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns. (2018-04-13)
Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says
Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. (2019-03-11)
New biofuel cell with energy storage
Researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. (2016-11-15)
Calculating the CO2 emissions of biofuels is not enough
A new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. (2018-01-29)
Research hints at double the driving range for electric vehicles
When it comes to the special sauce of batteries, researchers at PNNL have discovered it's all about the salt concentration. (2018-03-27)
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