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Nano-Spike Catalysts Convert Carbon Dioxide Directly Into Ethanol

In a new twist to waste to fuel technology scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon ... - Read More

New carbon capture membrane boasts carbon dioxide highways

A new highly permeable carbon capture membrane developed by scientists from the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power ... - Read More

Generating Electricity with Tomato Waste

are resisting the flow of electricity Then they will tweak or replace that part The team acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation National Aeronautics and Space Administration Electric Power Research Institute and the Office ... - Read More

California Gas Well Blowout Caused Nation's Largest Methane Release, Study Finds

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout released more than 100 000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was finally plugged Feb 11 according to the first study of the event ... - Read More

Carbon Dioxide Captured From Air Converted Directly to Methanol Fuel for the First Time

Released 3 Feb 2016 2 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Southern California USC Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of American Chemical SocietyFeb 6 2016 They're making ... - Read More

Biodiesel Made Easier and Cleaner with Waste-Recycling Catalyst

Released 10 Sep 2015 9 30 AM EDTEmbargo expired 14 Sep 2015 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Cardiff University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Virginia Tech Chemical Engineers Outline New Approach to Materials Design

Released 14 Sep 2015 1 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Virginia Tech more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Physical Chemistry LettersSep 16 2015 ... - Read More

Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide in a Single Step

Released 28 Aug 2015 1 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACS Catalysis 5 ... - Read More

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

and developed an easy procedure to make the compound with high yield ” Experiments with some materials have shown that the team’s technology can cut LED costs by as much as 90 percent from current ... - Read More

'Diamonds From the Sky' Approach Turns CO₂ Into Valuable Products

Finding a technology to shift carbon dioxide CO2 the most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas from a climate change problem to a valuable commodity has long been a dream of many scientists and government officials Now ... - Read More

Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More

Researchers see drop in methane emissions from natural gas local distribution systems

A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U S have decreased in the past 20 years with ... - Read More

Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive fast highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases The ... - Read More

How to make a profit from rotting garbage

Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites Decomposing trash produces methane a landfill gas that ... - Read More

Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate warming and ozone depleting chemicals into the atmosphere according to a new study New research suggests that the thousands of buildings destroyed ... - Read More

Greenhouse gases unbalanced: How human intervention changes wetlands

Natural wetlands usually emit methane and sequester carbon dioxide Anthropogenic interventions in particular the conversion of wetlands for agriculture result in a significant increase in CO2 emissions which overcompensate potential decreases in methane emission A ... - Read More

Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze

the syrupy liquid is a common food additive used to absorb excessive moisture and stabilize mixtures For example it is in some foods that contain artificial sweeteners as well as in some pastry icings It ... - Read More

Looking to Space to Quantify Natural Gas Leaks on Earth

The recent increase in natural gas production could provide a bridge to a lower carbon future because it generates half the carbon dioxide CO2 of coal when burned However natural gas that is leaked into ... - Read More

Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

Electric vehicles are cool research shows Literally A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University MSU and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric ... - Read More

New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics

Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More
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