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Penn State researchers investigate alternative diesel fuel
In the search for clean diesel fuels, dimethyl ether seems like a good choice with good ignition quality and very low emissions, but mixing DME with diesel fuel to run these engines is more complicated than simply combining the two fuels, according to Penn State researchers. (2001-08-27)
$2.25 million institute for fuel cell development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Cornell University $2.25 million over three years to establish the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute (CFCI). (2003-11-05)
NASA and DOE lab team on fuel cell research
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and NASA's Glenn Research Center have agreed to collaborate in solving one of the toughest technical challenges to the development of advanced solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). (2003-12-17)
Scientists using sunlight, water to produce renewable hydrogen power
University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of water. (2016-06-15)
Could hydrogen vehicles take over as the 'green' car of choice?
Now that car makers have demonstrated through hybrid vehicle success that consumers want less-polluting tailpipes, they are shifting even greener. (2014-11-19)
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention
UCLA researchers have designed a new device that can inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel, and that needs only sunlight to operate. (2017-11-20)
Chemistry professor wins CAREER Award for analysis of advanced fuel cell polymers
Water and energy represent our most pressing needs for sustainable life on this planet. (2009-03-02)
Powering the seafloor
Bugs living on the seafloor may soon be powering equipment such as sensors and sonar beacons. (2000-02-01)
INRS researchers improve performance of iron-based catalysts
Having pioneered the development of the first high-performance iron-based catalyst for fuel cells, researchers at INRS recently achieved a second major advance. (2011-08-10)
Scientists discover new way to make water
Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered a new way to make water. (2007-10-31)
Net energy -- a useless, misleading and dangerous metric, says expert
As oil becomes scarce, the world needs new transportation fuels. (2007-08-08)
Biscuit Fire tests effectiveness of forest thinning and prescribed burning practices
A recently published study in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research indicates that fuel reduction treatments should simultaneously take place in the overstory, understory, and on the ground to adequately reduce fire severity. (2006-03-10)
Advanced nuclear fuel sets global performance record
Idaho National Laboratory scientists have set a new world record with next-generation particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. (2009-11-17)
American Nuclear Society honors new fellow Besmann with Mishima Award
Ted Besmann, leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Surface Processing & Mechanics group, has been elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society and has been selected to receive the society's 2010 Mishima Award. (2010-05-11)
FSU research group wins $1 million grant to study nuclear fuels
A Florida State University researcher has received a $1 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Energy for a study that could lead to the design of better nuclear fuels and safer and more efficient reactors to generate nuclear power. (2009-06-26)
Removing sulfur from jet fuel cools climate
A Yale study examining the impact of aviation on climate change found that removing sulfur from jet fuel cools the atmosphere. (2011-12-14)
Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy
The Office of Naval Research's (2009-04-17)
Scientists able to harness 'plankton power'
During the past two years, scientists have successfully tapped the chemical reactions from decomposing organic matter on the ocean floor to create fuel cells that can provide low levels of electrical power for many months. (2004-07-30)
Giving platinum catalysts a golden boost for fuel cells
Platinum outweighs gold in the jewelry market, but as part of an ongoing effort to produce efficient and affordable fuel cells, scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are using gold atoms to enhance the value of the pricier metal. (2007-03-27)
Materials scientists at Harvard demonstrate the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell
Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell. (2011-04-03)
3-D paper-based microbial fuel cell operating under continuous flow condition
A team of researchers from the Iowa State University in Ames, IA has demonstrated a proof-of-concept three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cell (MFC) that could take advantage of capillary action to guide the liquids through the MFC system and to eliminate the need for external power. (2016-07-01)
Technology breakthrough fuels laptops and phones, recharges scientist's 60-year career
How does a scientist fuel his enthusiasm for chemistry after 60 years? (2011-02-17)
Gold, copper nanoparticles take center stage in the search for hydrogen production catalysts
X-ray studies at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are pointing the way to less costly and more efficient catalysts for improving the performance of fuel cells. (2007-03-28)
NREL and General Motors announce R&D partnership to reduce cost of automotive fuel cells
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and General Motors are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development. (2014-07-01)
Engineering students win award from National Clean Energy Contest
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering undergraduate students received national honors Wednesday for the third time in the past year for their research aimed at generating hydrogen and developing clean, affordable fuel cells to generate electricity. (2011-02-16)
Scientist identifies energy sensor as potential target for cancer drugs
An international research team formed by a University of Cincinnati cancer researcher has shown for the first time that a specific enzyme is responsible for sensing the available supply of GTP, an energy source that fuels the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. (2016-01-07)
University-industry alliance to advance Virginia Tech fuel cell discoveries
Virginia universities will partner with Battelle and other industry partners, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, and Los Alamos National Laboratory to build upon Virginia Tech discoveries in a program called (2004-08-11)
NIST's new advanced imaging facility peers inside hydrogen fuel cells
A new and improved Neutron Imaging Facility at NIST allows scientists to conduct detailed surveillance of water inside hydrogen fuel cells -- a piece of intelligence key to making the technology practical for powering automobiles. (2006-08-17)
Navy researchers look to rotating detonation engines to power the future
At NRL, scientists are studying the complex physics of Rotating Detonation Engines which offer the potential for high dollar savings by way of reduced fuel consumption in gas-turbine engines. (2012-11-02)
Burning fat and carbohydrate during exercise
In a paper published in the Journal of Physiology, Helge, Stallknecht, Richter, Galbo and Keins from Copenhagen shed light on fat oxidation during exercise and physical activity. (2007-06-18)
Fuel cells, a neglected clean source of energy
In a situation where the UK is crying out for reliable sources of energy that do not threaten the environment, one option, the hydrogen fuel cell has been relatively neglected through insufficient support from industry and government. (2006-07-23)
DOE project to evaluate safety of transporting used nuclear fuel
With more than 74,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel stored at locations around the United States, ensuring the safety of moving it to more secure disposal sites is a top federal priority. (2016-12-01)
Nanotrees harvest the sun's energy to turn water into hydrogen fuel
University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation. (2012-03-07)
Device creates electricity and treats wastewater
An environmental engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has created a device similar to a hydrogen fuel cell that uses bacteria to treat wastewater and create electricity. (2005-07-12)
MIT: Lack of fuel may limit US nuclear power expansion
Limited supplies of fuel for nuclear power plants may thwart the renewed and growing interest in nuclear energy in the United States and other nations, says an MIT expert on the industry. (2007-03-21)
Investigating the failure mechanisms of fuel cells will improve their durability
Researchers in the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies believe that understanding how and why fuel cells fail is the key to both reducing cost and improving durability. (2007-11-28)
New reactor puts hydrogen from renewable fuels within reach
The first reactor capable of producing hydrogen from a renewable fuel source--ethanol--efficiently enough to hold economic potential is poised to remove the major stumbling block to the (2004-02-12)
Cost reductions will hasten fuel cell commercialization
The commercial viability of the fuel cell, the clean and quiet technology, is heavily dependant on cost reductions that assume greater significance as worldwide concern for rapidly depleting non-renewable fossil fuels increases. (2003-09-02)
Battling the force that wastes 1 out of every 10 gallons of gasoline in cars
Engine friction -- the force that wastes almost 1.4 million barrels of oil per day in cars and trucks in the United States alone -- could become less of a problem for fuel-conscious consumers thanks to promising new oils and other materials that scientists are developing. (2010-10-13)
PNNL on fast track for hydrogen fuel reformer
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a system to rapidly produce hydrogen from gasoline in your car. (2004-04-27)
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