A team at Stony Brook University has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award--dubbed the "Oscar of Invention"--for the development of an energy-harvesting shock absorber that converts vibration, bumps, and motion experienced by the suspension of a vehicle or train into electric power. The regenerative shock absorber for cars can harvest over 100 watts from the vehicle vibrations under normal driving conditions.
Pulling valuable fuels out of thin air? It sounds like magic, but Joel Rosenthal, a chemist at the University of Delaware, is working to transform carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, into gas for your car and clean-energy future fuels. Rosenthal is a winner of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
Showering, studying will take on new meaning for AU students when D.C.'s largest solar systems produce hot water and electricity across campussolar hot water system on the east coast.
A consortium of major research universities has formed a new initiative to address the environmental impacts of the discovery, development, production, and use of energy resources in Appalachia.
A gallon of gas is already getting pricy, but one UAB professor says the problems in Japan could lead to a domino effect on gas prices.
A record number of electric snowmobiles have registered for the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, set for March 7-12 at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center. This year, they will be greener than ever.
The University of Delaware's Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) -- a U.S. Department of Energy University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education -- is working with LG Innotek on pioneering research on wide band-gap solar cells, which absorb less sunlight, but produce a higher voltage than solar cells currently on the market.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott today announced that Bing Energy Inc. (http://bingenergyinc.com/) of Chino, Calif., has selected Tallahassee as the new site of the company's world headquarters. The company, in collaboration with Professor Jim P. Zheng (http://www.eng.fsu.edu/ece/directory/jim_zheng/) of The Florida State University, is planning to turn revolutionary nanotechnology pioneered at FSU into a better, faster, more economical and commercially viable fuel cell. The move is expected to create at least 244 jobs paying an average wage of $41,655 in Florida.
The University of Chicago has received a $50,000 grant to help fund a green roof atop the new Chicago Theological Seminary building, now under construction at 1407 E. 60th St.
A BMI Corp. SmartTruck technology that could save 1.5 billion gallons of diesel fuel and $5 billion in fuel costs per year has hit the road in record time in part because of simulations performed on the nation's most powerful supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Aerospace engineering expert Michael "Miki" Amitay, associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this week received a $250,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to continue his work on smarter blades for wind turbines.
Intelligent GenerationTM (IG) will celebrate the launch of its new test site at Illinois Institute of Technology's University Technology Park on January 27, 2011.
The U.S. Green Building Council has granted LEED Platinum certification -- the highest possible standard -- to the Peggy Ryan Williams Center at Ithaca College.
Tulane University has created a new graduate degree program for those planning to pursue careers in the energy industry.
Hui Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, is working with engineers from the Goodrich Corp. to test and characterize the next generation of fuel nozzles.
CSB to Hold Public Hearing Tomorrow, December 15, as Part of the CSB Deepwater Horizon Investigation
CSB Board Will Hear Testimony on how Offshore Drilling is Managed and Regulated in Other Countries
Cornell University researchers have joined other scientists and a biofuel research company on a mission to develop a commercial-scale algae-to-fuel facility by 2015. The effort is backed by a $9 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Engineering Researchers Partner With Toyota; DOE Grant Will Further Work Toward a More Efficient Charger for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
A $3.9 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow electrical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas to continue contributing to the development of a compact and highly efficient silicon-carbide charger for hybrid electric vehicles. The benefits of the project extend beyond vehicles into other areas, such as wind and solar power, and could lead to reduced energy consumption in the United States.
South Dakota State University has a major role in a $10 million project to deliver alternative power technologies to help the U.S. military supply power to units in the field. The three-year project began in May 2009.
Scientists and engineers from two of the nation's largest industries - medicine and energy - came together this week to explore the synergies in moving oil and pumping blood.
Need has caught up with Case Western Reserve University researcher Gerhard Welsch's design for a self-healing, high-energy capacitor he patented a decade ago. ARPA-E has granted Welsch $2.25 million to start producing the small and lightweight device for hybrid and electric cars and more.
Registration Open for Sandia-Sponsored 4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
Registration is open for the 4th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, the premier event for technical discussion of electric integration of new energy resources.
Leading Energy Organizations to Highlight Latest Job-Producing Energy Technologies at Nov. 8-9 Conference in N.Y.C.
To coincide with a national conference being hosted by the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at FAU, Florida Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed November 1-7, 2010 as "Ocean Renewable Energy Week" in Florida.
Rensselaer Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center Announces First Deployment of New Technology on Campus
The new Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has transformed a key building on the Institute's storied campus into a test bed for high-efficiency lighting.