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June 29, 2023

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Clean, Sustainable Fuels Made 'from Thin Air' and Plastic Waste

Researchers have demonstrated how carbon dioxide can be captured from industrial processes -- or even directly from the air -- and transformed into clean, sustainable fuels using just the energy from the ...

Researchers Examine Cooling Power Plants With Brackish Groundwater

Nontraditional water sources can be deployed to help cope with climate-induced water risks and tackle the increasing water demand for decarbonization of fossil fuel-fired power plants, but that could increase the cost of electricity generation by 8 percent to 10 ...

Driving on Sunshine: Clean, Usable Liquid Fuels Made from Solar Power

Researchers have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car's engine as drop-in ...

Demystifying Vortex Rings in Nuclear Fusion, Supernovae

Better understanding the formation of swirling, ring-shaped disturbances -- known as vortex rings -- could help nuclear fusion researchers compress fuel more efficiently, bringing it closer to becoming a viable energy source. A mathematical model linking these vortices with more pedestrian types, ...

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Public Acceptance of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Removal Could Be Improved in Developing Countries

People might be more positive to the removal of fuel subsidies if told where the money would be spent instead. This has been shown in a study which investigated attitudes towards removing fossil fuel ...

Rsearchers Examine Combined Effects of Two Combustion Technologies on the Emission of Coal-Fired Boilers

There is currently a large dependence on coal for power generation. As coal-fired plants cause environmental and health hazards, technologies such as swirl flow and air staging have been proposed to ...

Switching to Hydrogen Fuel Could Prolong the Methane Problem

Hydrogen is often heralded as the clean fuel of the future, but new research suggests that leaky hydrogen infrastructure could end up increasing atmospheric methane levels, which would cause ...

Plastic Upcycling to Close the Carbon Cycle

A new method to convert waste plastic to fuel and raw materials promises to help close the carbon cycle at mild temperature and with high ...

Ramping Up Domestic Graphite Production Could Aid the Green Energy Transition

Given the growing importance of graphite in energy storage technologies, a team of esearchers has conducted a study exploring ways to reduce reliance on imports of the in high-demand mineral, which ...

'Game-Changing' Findings for Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen fuel could be a more viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, according to University of Surrey researchers who have found that a type of metal-free catalysts could contribute to the ...

How Plants Are Inspiring New Ways to Extract Value from Wastewater

Scientists are drawing inspiration from plants to develop new techniques to separate and extract valuable minerals, metals and nutrients from resource-rich ...

Cheap, Sustainable Hydrogen Through Solar Power

A new kind of solar panel has achieved 9% efficiency in converting water into hydrogen and oxygen--mimicking a crucial step in natural photosynthesis. Outdoors, it represents a major leap in the ...

A Step Towards Solar Fuels out of Thin Air

Chemical engineers have invented a solar-powered artificial leaf, built on a novel electrode which is transparent and porous, capable of harvesting water from the air for conversion into hydrogen ...

Producing Fertilizer Without Carbon Emissions

研究人员表明氮肥的计谋ld be produced more sustainably. This is necessary not only to protect the climate, but also to reduce dependence on imported natural gas and to ...

Risk of Population Disruption as a Result of Decarbonization

研究人员分析了decarbonizatio的影响n strategies by linking global resource inventories with demographic systems to generate a matrix showing the risks and benefits. The research ...


Health Benefits of Using Wind Energy Instead of Fossil Fuels

A new study finds that the health benefits associated with wind power could more than quadruple if operators turned down output from the most polluting fossil-fuel-based power plants when energy from ...

Researchers Create Method for Making Net-Zero Aviation Fuel

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a potential breakthrough in green aviation: a recipe for a net-zero fuel for planes that will pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the ...

Full Decarbonization of U.S. Aviation Sector Is Within Grasp

New research shows a pathway toward full decarbonization of U.S. aviation fuel use by substituting conventional jet fuel with sustainably produced biofuels. The study found that planting the grass ...

Mimicking Life: Breakthrough in Non-Living Materials

Researchers have discovered a new process that uses fuel to control non-living materials, similar to what living cells do. The reaction cycle can easily be applied to a wide range of materials and ...

Automated System to Detect Compressed Air Leaks on Trains

Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept system to autonomously detect compressed air leaks on trains and relay the location of the leaks to mechanical personnel for repair. The automated system ...

This Simple Material Could Scrub Carbon Dioxide from Power Plant Smokestacks

A simple material can separate carbon dioxide from other gases that fly out of the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. It lacks the shortcomings that other proposed carbon filtration materials ...

Revolutionary Technique to Generate Hydrogen More Efficiently from Water

Researchers have made a serendipitous scientific discovery that could potentially revolutionize the way water is broken down to release hydrogen gas -- an element crucial to many industrial ...

Game Changers in Fighting Climate Change: Refuels Are Suitable for Everyday Use

Synthetic fuels produced from renewable sources, so-called refuels, are deemed potential game changers in fighting climate change. Refuels promise to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to ...

Europe Can Rapidly Eliminate Imports of Russian Natural Gas

Using a new power sector model, a team of researchers has proposed a method for Europe to eliminate natural gas imports from ...

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