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2009-03-30 11:18:08

A tiny microbe can take electricity and directly convert carbon dioxide and water to methane, producing a portable energy source with a potentially neutral carbon footprint, according to a team of Penn State engineers. "We were studying making hydrogen in microbial electrolysis cells and we kept getting all this methane," said Bruce E. Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State. "We may now understand why." Methanogenic microorganisms do produce methane in marshes and...

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2009-03-25 07:30:00

A U.S. Navy laboratory has produced "significant" evidence of the controversial energy source known as cold fusion, the Associated Press reported. Researchers are calling it the first clear visual evidence that low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), or cold fusion devices can produce neutrons capable of nuclear reactions. Analytical chemist Pamela Mosier-Boss of the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, California, called the finding "very significant."...

2009-03-13 12:52:35

Platinum is highly desired in jewelry and as a catalyst, but in both cases it is expensive. Now, Penn State researchers have found a way to replace the platinum catalyst in their hydrogen generating microbial electrolysis cells with stainless steel brushes without losing efficiency."Stainless steel brush cathodes can produce hydrogen at rates and efficiencies similar to those we have achieved with platinum-catalyzed carbon cloth," says Bruce E. Logan, Kappe professor of environmental...

2009-01-14 09:00:00

NEWNAN, Ga., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to serving the growing demand of its customers and strategic markets with consistent and sustainable products, Bonnell Aluminum, North America's premier aluminum extrusion supplier to the nonresidential building and construction market, is announcing it is investing $1.1 million in the conversion of all of its existing anodizing product lines to the acid etch process. Acid etched anodic coatings will be available exclusively starting April...

2008-12-18 13:08:00

HOGEN hydrogen generators help power world's largest aluminum plant WALLINGFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Proton Energy Systems announced today it has been awarded a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to supply HOGEN hydrogen generators for a power plant that provides electricity to Qatalum, the world's largest aluminum smelting plant. Located in Qatar, Qatalum is currently under construction and is slated to begin operations in August 2010. "Proton Energy...

2008-12-01 14:00:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), and Proton Energy Systems have successfully qualified the next generation electrolysis cell stack for use in nuclear submarine oxygen generating systems. The cell stacks enable the water electrolysis-based oxygen generation systems to split water into its hydrogen and oxygen elements. This advanced design will provide customers a high quality and reliable...

2008-10-10 12:00:31

Neohydro Technologies Corp. (OTCBB:NHYT) is pleased to appoint Dr. I.J. Wilk, Ph.D. as the company's senior scientist. Dr. I.J. Wilk, a world-renowned chemist in the field of electrolysis, brings more than 45 years of experience as a Ph.D. commercial chemist. Dr. Wilk has focused on electrolysis to generate water purification solutions. Electrolysis can be used to remove oxidative contaminates in water to eliminate environmental problems. He has worked specifically in proving the...

2008-08-25 09:01:38

By James Thalman Deseret News Using the sun combined with nature's way of turning solar power into life-sustaining energy can be captured, artificially induced and could provide enough power in less than an hour to run the house, the car and bring on an era of true energy independence. The power of solar is not on the grand scale of collectors spread over square acres in the west desert, says Daniel Nocera, a widely cited chemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is...

2008-08-20 12:00:29

Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTCBB: "IEVM") announced today that it has received its product registration for EcaFlo(R) Anolyte from the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"). This registration process has been completed in order to make important marketing and efficacy claims about the Company's EcaFlo(R) Anolyte product and its ability to be used as a high-level (hospital) disinfection/antimicrobial product. Additionally, other business models are now allowed...

2008-08-01 00:13:25

By Steve Connor Science Editor Scientists have devised a cheap and simple method of turning water into rocket fuel using solar power in a development that could generate a new source of green energy for the home and workplace. The researchers used electricity from solar panels to split water into oxygen and hydrogen - the constituents of rocket fuel - with a technology that scientists believe could solve many of the problems that have hampered the development of solar energy. With the...