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2012-06-22 12:05:07

New catalyst dramatically cheaper without sacrificing performance Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have identified a catalyst that provides the same level of efficiency in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) as the currently used platinum catalyst, but at 5% of the cost. Since more than 60% of the investment in making microbial fuel cells is the cost of platinum, the discovery may lead to much more affordable energy conversion and storage devices. The material —...

2012-06-19 00:01:10

Findings may lead to new ways to produce raw materials for renewable fuels in microscopic “green factories” Overturning two long-held misconceptions about oil production in algae, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Brookhaven National Laboratory show that ramping up the microbes´ overall metabolism by feeding them more carbon increases oil production as the organisms continue to grow. The findings – published online in the journal Plant and Cell...

2012-04-25 22:08:05

CU Denver team develops process resulting in 70 times more energy A team of scientists from University of Colorado Denver has developed a novel energy system that increases the amount of energy harvested from microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by more than 70 times. The new approach also greatly improves energy efficiency. MFCs are emerging as a way to use bacteria to directly harvest electricity from biodegradable materials, such as wastewater or marine sediments The energy from a single MFC...

2012-03-27 08:33:09

Butterfly wings may rank among the most delicate structures in nature, but they have given researchers powerful inspiration for new technology that doubles production of hydrogen gas – a green fuel of the future – from water and sunlight. The researchers presented their findings here today at the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 243rd National Meeting & Exposition. Tongxiang Fan, Ph.D., who reported on the use of two swallowtail butterflies – Troides aeacus...

2012-03-26 13:39:30

The long-sought technology for enabling the fabled "hydrogen economy" – an era based on hydrogen fuel that replaces gasoline, diesel and other fossil fuels, easing concerns about foreign oil and air pollution – has been available for decades and could begin commercial production of hydrogen in this decade, a scientist reported here today. Speaking at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society,...

Nanotrees Harvest Sun's Energy, Turn Water Into Hydrogen Fuel
2012-03-08 04:51:22

Researchers focused on artificial photosynthesis University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation. Reporting in the journal Nanoscale, the team said nanowires, which are made from abundant natural materials like silicon and zinc oxide, also offer a cheap way to deliver hydrogen fuel on a mass scale. "This is a clean way to...


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