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Chemical Engineers Discover 'Ultraselective' Process to Make Valuable Chemical from Biomass

Released 5 28 2013 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Massachusetts Amherst more news from this source May 28 2013 AMHERST Mass – Chemical engineering researchers Wei Fan Paul Dauenhauer and colleagues at the ... - Read More

New filtration material could make petroleum refining cheaper, more efficient

Petroleum, Refining
A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest octane components of gasoline Measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have clarified why The research team which ... - Read More

Perfectly doped quantum dots yield 'colors to dye for'

Yield, Quantum dots
Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production bioimaging and solar energy production Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to ... - Read More

Geologists study mystery of 'eternal flames'

Geologists
Eternal flames fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface according to research by geologists at ... - Read More

Potential of best practice to reduce impacts from oil and gas projects in the Amazon

Gas
Hydrocarbon exploration and production continues to press into the most remote corners of the western Amazon one of the most biologically and culturally diverse zones on Earth A new best practice framework that combines technical ... - Read More

Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

Foam
The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive above all for diesel vehicles Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam ... - Read More

Special E. coli bacteria produce diesel on demand

Bacteria, bacteria
It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter with support from Shell has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand While the technology still faces many significant ... - Read More

Cheaper natural gas-powered cars on the horizon?

Natural gas, Gas
When it comes to American consumers' vehicular preferences Texas A& amp M University chemist Hongcai Joe Zhou says the choice often boils down to simple economics more so than availability environment or altruism Share This ... - Read More

Scientists discover new materials to capture methane

New materials
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere Share This See Also Petroleum Materials Science ... - Read More

Building a better capacitor with custom nanorods

Building, Nanorods
A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high performance capacitors Share This See Also Energy Technology Batteries Solar Energy Physics Electricity Petroleum Electric power Capacitor ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide removal can lower costs of climate protection

Protection
Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation It could allow prolonging greenhouse gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult thus expensive to turn ... - Read More

Solar booster shot for natural gas power plants

Natural gas, Gas
Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Seemingly Small Research Funding Cuts Could Hinder Progress in Nanotechnology

to liquid petroleum products Natural gas is widely seen as a cleaner energy source than other fossil fuels like coal and petroleum Alivisatos described nanoparticle based technologies that promise to improve existing conversion processes The ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide released from burning fuel today goes back into new fuels tomorrow

The search for ways to use megatons of carbon dioxide that may be removed from industrial smokestacks during efforts to curb global warming has led to a process for converting that major greenhouse gas back ... - Read More

Gulf of Mexico Has Greater-Than-Believed Ability to Self-Cleanse Oil Spills

The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self clean oil spills than previously believed an expert in bioremediation said here today at the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of ... - Read More

Hydrogen from methane without CO2 emissions?

The production of hydrogen from methane without carbon dioxide emissions is the objective of a project in which KIT is a major partner At KALLA the Karlsruhe Liquid metal Laboratory researchers are setting up a ... - Read More

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Topic of Dozens of New Scientific Reports This Week

intramolecular or intermolecular Here we report results on radical cation stability and reactivity for possible redox shuttles in order to understand the possible mechanisms for the shuttle reaction in batteries DFT design and study of ... - Read More

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy Share This See Also Fuel Cells Energy Technology Solar Energy Wind ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More
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