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Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg
The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. (2019-06-13)
Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. (2019-06-11)
The new technology will significantly enhance energy harvest from PV modules
The whole world is inevitably moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. (2019-06-11)
Holistic view of planning energy self-sufficient communities
By using energy-efficient buildings and distributing means of energy generation throughout buildings, sustainable communities can achieve a yearly net zero energy balance. (2019-06-11)
Clarifying the economic value of adjusting the power consumption
The economic value of demand response that adjusts the power consumption has not been clarified. (2019-06-10)
Light energy and biomass can be converted to diesel fuel and hydrogen
A research group led by Professor WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a method to produce diesel fuel and hydrogen by exploiting light energy (solar energy or artificial light energy) and biomass-derived feedstocks. (2019-06-10)
Magnetism: An unexpected push for the hydrogen economy
For the first time, scientists have applied a magnetic field that directly enhanced the production of hydrogen via water splitting. (2019-06-10)
New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. (2019-06-07)
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors
Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l'Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy. (2019-06-06)
Microgrids can help maximize efficiency of renewable energy consumption
A group of Italian researchers has developed a method that enables more efficient use of energy by smart homes that are connected to a microgrid -- a web of individualized units that are connected to one another and one common energy source. (2019-06-05)
Pioneering 3D printed device sets new record for efficiency
A new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor over 50% higher than the previous best for printed materials -- and is cheap to produce in bulk -- has been manufactured by researchers at Swansea University's SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre. (2019-06-05)
All human endurance activities share a common metabolic ceiling
In one of the first attempts to quantify the limits of human energy expenditure over time, researchers using data on athletes who competed in global endurance events report that human energy expenditure could not be sustained above 2.5 times the rate of metabolism at rest. (2019-06-05)
New approach optimizes use of future wave electricity generators during disaster
When hurricanes strike, electricity loss ranks as one of the top concerns. (2019-06-04)
Ultrafast metal-ion batteries based on new organic cathode material have been developed
Researchers from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, IPCP RAS and D.I. (2019-06-03)
Scientists design organic cathode for high performance batteries
Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. (2019-05-30)
Greater transparency needed over lobbyist influence on UK renewable energy schemes
Greater transparency is needed to understand the influence of lobbyists when delivering crucial renewable energy schemes in the UK, new research has claimed. (2019-05-29)
Lessons from Pohang: Solving geothermal energy's earthquake problem
A geothermal energy project triggered a damaging earthquake in 2017 in South Korea. (2019-05-28)
Release of solar panel dataset helps cities make power grids more safe, reliable
Solar power researchers have traditionally used the power measurements from single residential solar photovoltaic systems to estimate the power generated within a city. (2019-05-28)
Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. (2019-05-28)
Societal values and perceptions shape energy production and use as much as new technology
Societal values and perceptions have shaped the energy landscape as much as the technologies that drive its production and consumption, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests. (2019-05-28)
New organic flow battery brings decomposing molecules back to life
After years of working on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard researchers found that their ground-breaking, organic anthraquinone molecules were decomposing over time, reducing the long-term usefulness of the battery. (2019-05-28)
NYS winters could pose solar farm 'ramping' snag for power grid
By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6 percent in some places. (2019-05-28)
Major step forward in the production of 'green' hydrogen
The first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a 'transformational' step forward in the chemical industry. (2019-05-27)
100% renewables doesn't equal zero-carbon energy, and the difference is growing
While 160 companies around the world have committed to use '100% renewable energy,' that does not mean '100% carbon-free energy.' The difference will grow as power grids become less reliant on fossil power, according to a new Stanford study. (2019-05-23)
Efficient, stable thermoelectric module based on high-performance liquid-like materials
Based on high-performance liquid-like materials, scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and Northwestern University innovatively fabricated a Cu2Se/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 thermoelectric module with eight n-type Ni/Ti/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 legs and eight p-type Ni/Mo/Cu2Se legs. (2019-05-23)
Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis
Researchers at EPFL are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy -- a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater. (2019-05-23)
Measuring methane from coal and gas in Pennsylvania informative
While methane pollution caused by natural gas production in Pennsylvania is underestimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency, natural gas still has half the carbon footprint of underground coal mining, according to an international team of researchers. (2019-05-23)
Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage
One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. (2019-05-23)
Passive radiative cooling in delignified wood material
A newly engineered, wood-based material successfully reflects heat, or infrared radiation, and could cut the energy costs associated with cooling buildings by up to 50%, according to a modeling analysis of its application in 16 US cities. (2019-05-23)
Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of ammonia
Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed. (2019-05-22)
Big energy savings for tiny machines
In a ground-breaking study, a team led by Simon Fraser University physics professor David Sivak demonstrates for the first time a strategy for manipulating the trillions of tiny molecular nanomachines inside us that work to keep us alive, to maximize efficiency and conserve energy. (2019-05-22)
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy. (2019-05-16)
Where there's waste there's fertilizer
Scientists recycle phosphorus by combining dairy and water treatment leftovers. (2019-05-15)
Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power could transform energy
The UToledo physicist pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make the new material. (2019-05-14)
New Argonne coating could have big implications for lithium batteries
In a new discovery, scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new cathode coating by using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique. (2019-05-14)
A step for a promising new battery to store clean energy
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. (2019-05-13)
Researchers develop viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam
Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. (2019-05-09)
Assessing battery performance: Compared to what?
A team from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, University of Warwick, OVO Energy, Hawaii National Energy Institute, and Jaguar Land Rover reviewed the literature on the various methods used around the world to characterize the performance of lithium-ion batteries to provide insight on best practices. (2019-05-09)
Serotonin boosts neuronal powerplants protecting against stress
Research from the Vaidya and Kolthur-Seetharam groups (TIFR) shows that the neurotransmitter serotonin enhances the production and functions of neuronal mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, and protect against stress. (2019-05-09)
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
With a few changes to its existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds. (2019-05-08)
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