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Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More

Pittsburgh's leaky faucet: How aging sewers are impacting urban watersheds

Nitrogen, nitrogen
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats However many studies documenting the impacts of nitrogen on urban environs have not ... - Read More

Heating with powder and plastic wastes

Plastic, Plastic
Disposing of waste whether it is coating powder or swarf is expensive In the future a combustor for powdery residues will enable companies to cut disposal costs and heating costs at the same time Share ... - Read More

Carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies calculated

Battery
Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on demand delivery of electricity more challenging ... - Read More

Duckweed as a cost-competitive raw material for biofuel production

The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More

New method for greenhouse gas predictions

Pulp and paper producers are among Canada's most important industries and also one of the largest producers of wastewater Estimating the greenhouse gas emissions in this wastewater has become a priority for the industry Share ... - Read More

Synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass? New Fischer-Tropsch catalyst invented

Inspired by patents from the 1960s audio cassette recording industry UvA chemists now developed a new Fischer Tropsch catalyst It can be used for the making of synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass This ... - Read More

Improving climate protection in the agricultural sector

Protection
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced A recent study has investigated for the ... - Read More

Sunlight yields more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model

Methanol
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide or CO2 to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight Share This See Also ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Chemists develop single molecule sieves to separate complex molecular mixtures

Complex
Chemists at the University of Liverpool have created a new technique that could be used in industry to separate complex organic chemical mixtures Share This See Also Organic Chemistry Chemistry Fossil Fuels Biochemistry Materials Science ... - Read More

New technology for producing hydrogen

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, hydrogen
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More

Environmental hazards or energy solutions? Geophysicists size up energy resources, carbon capture and fracking

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda half truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources according to delegates at ... - Read More

'Zombie' cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors

Catalysts
Zombie mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico UNM Share This See Also Cell Biology Molecular Biology Genetics ... - Read More

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost

Gas
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More

Volcano location: Greenhouse-icehouse key? Episodic purging of 'carbonate capacitor' drives long-term climate cycle

Climate, climate
A new Rice University led study finds the real estate mantra location location location may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip flopping between greenhouse and icehouse ... - Read More

Hydrothermal liquefaction: The most promising path to sustainable bio-oil production

Energy, Energy, energy, Energy
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More

New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development

Coal, energy
and the iron beads are larger about 1.5 2 millimeters across Chung likened the two different sizes to talcum powder and ice cream sprinkles though the mix is not nearly so colorful The coal and ... - Read More

Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming

Global warming, Global warming
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More

Climate change clues from tiny marine algae -- ancient and modern

Climate
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More
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