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Thermoelectric material is world's best at converting heat waste to electricity
Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. This is very good news once you realize nearly two-thirds of energy input ...
Scientists move closer to new kind of thermoelectric 'heat engine'
Researchers who are studying a new magnetic effect that converts heat to electricity have discovered how to amplify it a thousand times over - a first step in making the technology more practical.
Researchers discover source for generating 'green' electricity
University of Minnesota engineering researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have recently discovered a new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity. This revolutionary energy conversion method ...
Orange peels, newspapers may lead to cheaper, cleaner ethanol fuel
Scientists may have just made the breakthrough of a lifetime, turning discarded fruit peels and other throwaways into cheap, clean fuel to power the world's vehicles.
PEDOT:PSS: Improving thermoelectric materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency ...
Latest 'green' packing material? Mushrooms
A new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country.
Study: Biodegradable products may be bad for the environment
Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.
New paper describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy.
Thermoelectrics generating electricity from waste heat is a step closer
Process in big-screen plasma TVs can produce ultra-clean fuel
The process that lights up big-screen plasma TV displays is getting a new life in producing ultra-clean fuels, according to a report here today at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society ...