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2009-12-17 14:11:31

PNAS study documents puzzling movement of electricity-producing bacteria near energy sources. Bacteria dance the electric slide, officially named electrokinesis by the USC geobiologists who discovered the phenomenon. Their study, published online Dec. 15 in PNAS Early Edition, describes what appears to be an entirely new bacterial behavior. The metal-metabolizing Shewanella oneidensis microbe does not just cling to metal in its environment, as previously thought. Instead, it harvests...

2009-12-11 11:47:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Methane digesters on dairy farms could soon be a common source of energy for residents and businesses in the state of New York. That is one result of the Dairy Power Summit, held Oct. 29 and 30, 2009, in Syracuse, N.Y., which brought together more than 200 New York dairy farmers and industry stakeholders from across the country to discuss the potential for dairy-supplied renewable energy. Summit attendees set a 2020 goal that 40 percent of all...

2009-11-25 15:18:57

Photosynthetic organisms need to cope with a wide range of light intensities, which can change over timescales of seconds to minutes. Too much light can damage the photosynthetic machinery and cause cell death. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution were part of a team that found that specific proteins in algae can act as a safety valve to dissipate excess absorbed light energy before it can wreak havoc in cells. The research, performed mostly by Graham Peers in the laboratory of Krishna...

2009-11-09 09:34:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen provider, today announced a long-term supply contract and plans to build a new world-scale hydrogen production plant to serve ExxonMobil's (Esso) Rotterdam refinery in The Netherlands and additional customers in the region. The plant will feature technology advancements to maximize facility energy efficiency and emission reductions. It will be connected to Air Products' extensive...

2009-11-05 13:57:25

Scientists are making progress toward development of an "artificial leaf" that mimics a real leaf's chemical magic with photosynthesis "” but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks. That is among the conclusions in a newly-available report from top authorities on solar energy who met at the 1st Annual Chemical Sciences and Society Symposium. The gathering launched a new effort to initiate international cooperation and innovative...

2009-10-05 16:12:33

The first demonstration of a renewable method for hydrogen production from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis system is underway at the Napa Wine Company in Oakville. The refrigerator-sized hydrogen generator will take winery wastewater, and using bacteria and a small amount of electrical energy, convert the organic material into hydrogen, according to a Penn State environmental engineer. "This is a demonstration to prove we can continuously generate renewable hydrogen and to study the...

2009-10-02 14:59:00

YERINGTON, Nev., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A Minden subsidiary of Carbon Bank Ireland Ltd., Desert Hills Dairy Biodigester, LLC (DHDB), has begun plans and acquired land to construct the first biodigester in the State of Nevada at Desert Hills Dairy in Wabuska, near Yerington, Nevada. The biodigester will capture methane from the effluent from dairy cattle to generate clean electrical energy, highly nutritious and non-toxic liquid fertilizer, a mulch by-product and enough power to run...

2009-09-29 11:36:08

Pennsylvania State University engineers say they have created a microbial electrolysis system that can produce hydrogen from wastewater. The first demonstration of the device is underway at the Napa Wine Co. in Oakville, Calif. Researchers said their refrigerator-sized hydrogen generator will take winery wastewater, and using bacteria and a small amount of electrical energy, convert the organic material into hydrogen. This is a demonstration to prove we can continuously generate renewable...

2009-09-18 07:41:22

Imagine a car that runs on hydrogen from solar power and produces water instead of carbon emissions. While vehicles like this won't be on the market anytime soon, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are making incremental but important strides in the fuel cell technology that could make clean cars a reality. Materials science and engineering assistant professor Dane Morgan and Ph.D. student Edward (Ted) Holby have developed a computational model that could optimize an important...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RoseStreet Labs Energy (RSLE) scientists announced a leap forward in generating hydrogen gas directly from sunlight by a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC). This hydrogen fuel is generated spontaneously in a single device without external power and without petroleum products such as natural gas. Hydrogen gas is a key resource for next generation hydrogen fueled cars, and also a key component in the renewable process of harvesting biofuels and biodiesel for...