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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
RIT launches partnership with fuel cell industry targeting life-cycle strategies
The potential use of fuel cell technology as a mainstream energy source takes a significant step forward with word today of a new fuel cell industry partnership spearheaded by Rochester Institute of Technology. (2004-06-22)
Filling a niche -- role of Rb in mammalian stem cells
In the January 1 issue of G&D, Drs. Gustavo Leone and Michael Robinson (Ohio State University) and colleagues uncover a stem-cell specific role for the well-known tumor suppressor gene, Rb, in the developing mammalian embryo. (2006-12-31)
New random and block copolymers bring fuel cells closer to everyday use
Proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells -- the most suitable for automotive, home, and computer-power uses because they operate at moderate temperatures -- are polymer-based. (2000-08-20)
Ceramic microreactors developed for on-site hydrogen production
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have designed and built ceramic microreactors for the on-site reforming of hydrocarbon fuels, such as propane, into hydrogen for use in fuel cells and other portable power sources. (2006-09-19)
Water, water, nowhere
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have found that the unusual properties of graphane -- a two-dimensional polymer of carbon and hydrogen -- could form a type of anhydrous 'bucket brigade' that transports protons without the need for water, potentially leading to the development of more efficient hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles and other energy systems. (2017-05-04)
New tools designed to achieve big fuel savings in fishing vessels
AZTI, the expert R&D centre in marine and foodstuff innovation, has presented energy efficiency developments for vessels: the product 'GESTOIL' (on-board consumption measuring and monitoring) and the service 'AUDOIL' (fishing vessel energy audit). (2015-04-29)
The fuel cell for home
It converts chemical energy directly into electrical energy. Still, there hadn't been a market breakthrough for the fuel cell. (2014-06-11)
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