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Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new biofuel technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain: algal droplet bioreactors on a chip.
Stanford researchers believe that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits.
Caltech chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2).
There’s more to the story than OPEC. Plus, how fracking stands to change the market.
Atlanta startup Quest Renewables helps power Atlanta's new football stadium with solar technology developed at Georgia Tech.
Northwestern’s Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI) is working on an "artificial tree" that uses a renewable energy source — the sun — to help capture carbon dioxide in the air and convert it into methanol.
Most commercial solar cells are made of silicon. A type of material called perovskite halides are a potential competitor of silicon, but they are sensitive to moisture and high temperatures. Exposure to either will quickly degrade these materials — rendering them useless. Researchers at the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) have developed a way to protect perovskites from water and stabilize them against heat.
Windows that can collect solar energy, called photovoltaic windows, are the next frontier in renewable energy technologies.
Chemists at the University of Pennsylvania are expanding a new model that could be the first step towards better harnessing heat energy to power nanoscale devices.
University engineers are using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction.