Arizona State University scientists have developed a new method that relies on heat to improve the yield and lower the costs of high-energy biofuels production from cyanobacteria.  ASU has also been at the forefront of algae research for renewable energy production. ASU has run a dual role since 2007 with support from federal, state and [...]

Asian demand for natural gas has risen sharply in recent years.  Prices in dollars per million BTUs, are about $13.50 in Argentina and $13.80 in Japan and South Korea, and $13.40 in China.  Even Argentina has a $13.50 price, but U.S. wholesale prices are about $2.50 to $3.00. The world price disparity raises a question [...]

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced a September telephone survey in a press release suggesting almost two thirds of U.S. adults favor the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity in the United States. This latest survey found that Americans strongly favoring nuclear energy outnumber those strongly opposed by a two-to-one [...]

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are developing a process to extract carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce hydrogen gas (H2) from seawater.  Then they catalytically convert the CO2 and H2 into jet fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. The NRL effort has successfully developed and demonstrated technologies for the recovery of the CO2 and [...]

Researchers at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium have completed and published their study on nuclear power plants with tsunami risk. The research shows 23 nuclear power plants with 74 reactors have been identified in high tsunami risk areas and one is the [...]

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