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Newswise: Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel.

Channels: Climate Science, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
16-Aug-2019 2:30 PM EDT
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Fracking Prompts Global Spike in Atmospheric Methane

Cornell University

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Staff Picks,

Released:
14-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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From trash to treasure

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers invented a process to extract rare earth elements from scrap magnets. They patented and scaled up the process in lab demonstrations and are working with a licensee to scale the process further to produce commercial batches of rare earth oxides.

Channels: Chemistry, Green Tech, Materials Science, DOE Science News,

Released:
14-Aug-2019 10:35 AM EDT
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Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

University of Sussex

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Energy, Green Tech, Staff Picks, Europe News,

Released:
14-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Energy, Environmental Science, Green Tech,

Released:
13-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Growth of Wind Energy Points to Future Challenges, Promise
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Growth of Wind Energy Points to Future Challenges, Promise

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Advances in adapting the technology and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity in the last 40 years. A new report, in Applied Physics Reviews, takes stock of where the field is now and what lies ahead. Researchers surveyed the growth of wind technology as a source of renewable energy and assessed its viability for continuing to capture larger shares of the electricity market.

Channels: Energy, Green Tech, Physics, Climate Science, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Summer Intern Christopher Hayes Studies Charge Separation for Solar Energy

Summer Intern Christopher Hayes Studies Charge Separation for Solar Energy

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemistry was the subject in school that Christopher Hayes enjoyed the most. However, the Long Island, New York, native entered Stony Brook University (SBU) unsure of his course of study. This past spring, he graduated with degrees in chemistry and computer science. Both are coming in handy for his summer internship in the Chemistry Division at the U.

Channels: Energy, Green Tech, DOE Science News,

Released:
9-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Shared E-scooters aren't always as green as other transport options

North Carolina State University

People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get around town. But a new study from North Carolina State University finds it's not that simple: shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Green Tech, Pollution, Technology, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
2-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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