Most biobatteries are unable to generate large amounts of power, but researchers recently...
Scientists have created a new nickel-gallium catalyst that could someday be used to convert...
Debates surrounding the sustainability of bioenergy have emerged in recent years relating to water quality and quantity, and those debates will only grow louder as big urban areas in the U.S. start running out of water and environmental groups and the EPA push for more stringent policies to address nutrient pollution.
Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. Now, a team of scientists has invented a technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality.
Computer simulations have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages.
Clean hydrogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel cell technology demonstration, one that could lead to a commercial technology for ports worldwide.
Platinum nanoparticles, used as a catalyst in fuel cells, limit their size and organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene. This organization makes it more reactive than it usually is.
Researchers are fine-tuning a technology that transforms wet algal biomass into a biogas that is compatible with today’s natural gas infrastructure.
Scientists are reporting that they can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.
Scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.
Wind turbines can remain productive for up to 25 years, making wind farms a good long-term choice for energy investors, according to new research.
Using a new microscopy method, researchers can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real-time and at nanoscale resolution.
Scientists have found that the UK could produce up to 44 percent of its energy using biomass resources, without the need to import.
A new solar-induced direct biomass-to-electricity hybrid fuel cell can operate on many fuels including starch, cellulose, lignin– and even switchgrass, powdered wood, algae and waste from poultry processing.
Researchers have uncovered new insights into one of the molecular mechanisms behind light harvesting, the process that enables photosynthetic organisms to thrive, even as weather conditions change from full sunlight to deep cloud cover.
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West.
Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research.
Scientists say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power, an idea that has been pursued for decades.
A new study has revealed a sustainable way to turn the huge amounts of waste from paper production into solid fuel with the added bonus of diverting the sludge from overflowing landfills.
The development of wind farms in Europe only has an extremely limited impact on the climate at the continental scale, and this will remain true until at least 2020.
In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers have identified a surprising replacement for the only inherently flammable component of today’s lithium-ion batteries: the electrolyte.
Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat Fresnel lenses that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels.
Water isn't the only resource running short in California. The drought-ridden state is also low on natural gas.
While the debate over using crops for fuel continues, scientists are now reporting a new, fast approach to develop biofuel in a way that doesn’t require removing valuable farmland from the food production chain.
Researchers have shown that a composite paper— made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets— can be both an active material to efficiently store sodium atoms and a flexible current collector. The newly developed composite paper can be used as a negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries.
What do the champion surfers who gathered at the Mavericks Invitational have in common with an engineer? They all are looking to harness the power of big ocean waves.
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