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2011-06-28 20:30:06

Tiny metallic particles produced by University of Adelaide chemistry researchers are bringing new hope for the production of cheap, efficient and clean hydrogen energy. Led by Associate Professor Greg Metha, Head of Chemistry, the researchers are exploring how the metal nanoparticles act as highly efficient catalysts in using solar radiation to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. "Efficient and direct production of hydrogen from solar radiation provides a renewable energy source that is the...

2011-06-24 14:00:00

FREMONT, Mich., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Fremont Community Digester is demonstrating firsthand the important role West Michigan agriculture plays in developing new clean energy alternatives, which will create new jobs and protect our environment," said U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to a group of Fremont community supporters and government officials as they broke ground today on the $22 million Fremont Community Digester power plant....

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2011-05-16 10:44:19

An international team, of scientists, led by a team at Monash University has found the key to the hydrogen economy could come from a very simple mineral, commonly seen as a black stain on rocks. Their findings, developed with the assistance of researchers at UC Davis in the USA and using the facilities at the Australian Synchrotron, was published in the journal Nature Chemistry yesterday 15 May 2011. Professor Leone Spiccia from the School of Chemistry at Monash University said the ultimate...

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2011-05-15 10:01:21

Which is more efficient at harvesting the sun's energy, plants or solar cells? This salient question and an answer are the subject of an article published in the May 13 issue of the journal Science.Although both photosynthesis and photovoltaics harvest energy from the sun, they operate in distinctly different ways producing different fuels. It is not a simple task to find common ground between the two in order to compare energy conversion efficiency."In order to make meaningful comparisons...

2011-05-12 22:46:05

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that a novel University of Colorado Boulder method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight is the only approach among eight competing technologies that is projected to meet future cost targets set by the federal agency. The process, which is being developed by Professor Alan Weimer's research team of CU-Boulder's chemical and biological engineering department, involves an array of mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays and...

2011-05-11 00:27:49

This discovery will make it possible to improve photoelectrochemical cells. In the same way that plants use photosynthesis to transform sunlight into energy, these cells use sunlight to drive chemical reactions that ultimately produce hydrogen from water. The process involves using a light-sensitive semi-conducting material such as cuprous oxide to provide the current needed to fuel the reaction. Although it is not expensive, the oxide is unstable if exposed to light in water. Research by...

2011-05-10 12:37:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products' (NYSE: APD) hydrogen, West Coast pipeline system, and industry-leading fueling technology were integral parts of an historic event today as Shell officially opened the United States' first-ever pipeline-fed hydrogen fueling station. The Torrance, California station, a collaborative effort between Air Products, Shell, Toyota, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and United States Department of Energy (DOE), will...

2011-04-14 10:14:00

KARLSRUHE, Germany, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The exploitation and utilization of new energy sources are considered to be among today's major challenges. Solar energy plays a central role, and its direct conversion into chemical energy, for example hydrogen generation by water splitting, is one of its interesting variants. Titanium oxide-based photocatalysis is the presently most efficient, yet little understood conversion process. In cooperation with colleagues from Germany and...

2011-02-24 20:56:01

Conversion of biomass to fuel requires several steps: chemical pretreatment to break up the biomass "“ often dilute (sulfuric) acid, detoxification to remove the toxic chemicals required in pretreatment, and microbial fermentation to convert the soluble sugars to fuels. Virginia Tech researchers have discovered an enzyme mixture that works in the presence of the toxic infused liquid biomass (hydrolysate), meaning that the detoxification step is unnecessary, reducing the cost of...

2011-02-23 03:00:00

SHEFFIELD, England, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ITM Power plc ["ITM Power"] will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2011; the conference is on March 3rd & 4th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/CL47472LOGO ) ITM Power was included, by expert selection, as one of the world's most inspiring cleantech companies, to present to industry-specific, senior financial and strategic investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media. ITM...


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