Researchers engineer bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- The genetically modified cyanobacterium consumes carbon dioxide and produces the liquid fuel isobutanol by using energy from sunlight.
Harnessing Sunlight to Convert Carbon Dioxide to Liquid Fuel
Look ma, no hands: Engineers invent a magnetic fluid pump with no moving parts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Used in Hollywood and the advertising industry to create exotic special effects, ferrofluids are seemingly magical materials that are both liquid and magnetic at once. In a study published ...
Turning sunlight into liquid fuels (Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- For millions of years, green plants have employed photosynthesis to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into electrochemical energy. A goal of scientists has been to develop an artificial ...
Future NASA rocket to be most powerful ever built (Update)
To soar far away from Earth and even beyond the moon, NASA has dreamed up the world's most powerful rocket, a behemoth that borrows from the workhorse liquid rockets that sent Apollo missions into space four ...
New process yields high-energy-density, plant-based transportation fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone, a biomass derivative, into the chemical ...
Future fuels for everyone powered by the sun
(PhysOrg.com) -- New scheme would use only sunlight, air and water to supply energy for cars, laptops, GPS systems.
Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass
A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools ...
One-third of car fuel consumption is due to friction loss
No less than one third of a car's fuel consumption is spent in overcoming friction, and this friction loss has a direct impact on both fuel consumption and emissions. However, new technology can reduce friction by anything ...
New European rocket lifts off on maiden flight
Europe on Monday successfully launched a new lightweight rocket carrying a test payload, culminating a more than 12-year quest to master the entire range of space launchers.
A high-yield biomass alternative to petroleum for industrial chemicals
A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineers report in today's issue of Science that they have developed a way to produce high-volume chemical feedstocks including benzene, toluene, xylene ...
Synthetic fuels could eliminate entire US need for crude oil, create 'new economy'
(Phys.org)—The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of Princeton researchers has found.
Man-made photosynthesis to revolutionize food and energy production
Improving natural photosynthesis to make new fuels and boost crop production is the focus of new research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting today. It could see us one ...
EU emitted 3.3% less greenhouse gas in 2011
Europe emitted 3.3 percent less Earth-warming greenhouse gases in 2011—the lowest level since 1990, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report said Wednesday.