A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy particularly in developing countries The research published in Electrochimica Acta describes a new design of microbial ... - Read More
was published in February in the Journal of the American Chemical Society They had another success screening molecules for redox capabilities for flow batteries for fellow Berkeley Lab scientist Brett Helms “He basically gave us ... - Read More
Earth abundant materials based primarily on carbon nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis This ... - Read More
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste Batteries have ... - Read More
An oxide carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon based fuels This revolution ... - Read More
Drexel researchers along with colleagues at Aix Marseille University in France have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium sulfur batteries that could one day be used ... - Read More
In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry University of Wisconsin Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion two important research areas for ... - Read More
a type of cheap and abundant plant matter FDCA is an important molecule for the production of polymers Biomass conversion can offer a viable pathway to generate chemicals used in industrial processes without using petroleum ... - Read More
Released 4 Mar 2015 4 30 PM ESTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Fuel CellsMar 6 2015 RICHLAND Wash – Large ... - Read More
For nearly half a century scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells Now for the first time researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that an inexpensive metal free ... - Read More
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process The proposed system published in Water Research uses bacteria which consumes ... - Read More
Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries Researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County UMBC have isolated a peptide a type of biological molecule which binds strongly to lithium ... - Read More
For some time now energy experts have been adamant that we will need much more clean energy in the future if we are to replace fossil fuel sources and reduce CO2 emissions For example electric ... - Read More
In a promising lithium based battery the formation of a highly conductive silver matrix transforms a material otherwise plagued by low conductivity To optimize these multi metallic batteries and enhance the flow of electricity scientists ... - Read More
What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the wonder material graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron ion transfer networks An extremely promising ... - Read More
An efficient method to harvest low grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries according to Penn State engineers The use of waste heat for power production would allow additional electricity ... - Read More
Rechargeable electric vehicles are one of the greatest tools against rising pollution and carbon emissions and their widespread adoption hinges on battery performance Scientists specializing in nanotechnology continue to hunt for the perfect molecular recipe ... - Read More
Future fleets of electric vehicles will require high capacity batteries that recharge rapidly degrade very little over time and operate safely Lithium ion Li ion batteries similar to the ones found inside portable electronics currently ... - Read More
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher energy battery designs The ORNL led team used scanning transmission electron ... - Read More
Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes LEDs as the single most significant and disruptive energy efficient lighting solution of today scientists around the world continue unabated to search ... - Read More
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