Researchers report first fully integrated artificial photosynthesis nanosystem
(Phys.org) —In the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years, an important advance in the race to develop carbon-neutral renewable ...
Renewables can fill 80 percent electricity demand in U.S. in 2050
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
REN21 renewable energy report shows healthy growth
'Cling-film' solar cells could lead to advance in renewable energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- A scientific advance in renewable energy which promises a revolution in the ease and cost of using solar cells, has been announced today. A new study shows that even when using very simple ...
Voice-based phone recharging
Study claims 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2030
Great balls of evolution: Microbiologists evolve microorganisms to cooperate in new way
University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologists Derek Lovley, Zarath Summers and colleagues report in the Dec. 2 issue of Science that they have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria, known as int ...
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
'Wetting' a battery's appetite for renewable energy storage
Sun, wind and other renewable energy sources could make up a larger portion of the electricity America consumes if better batteries could be built to store the intermittent energy for cloudy, windless days. Now a new material ...
Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable... and organic
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.
In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from the sewer
Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.
Researchers develop method to process bismuth as catalyst for carbon dioxide reduction
(Phys.org) —A research team led by Joel Rosenthal in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware has achieved yet another a breakthrough toward the renewable production of ...
Indonesian island hopes to spark green power revolution
An Indonesian family of farmers eat cobs of corn outside their hut under the glow of a light bulb, as the women weave and young men play with mobile phones.