Most, some 97% of patents, do not generate royalty payments to inventors. That may come as quite a surprise to the average American who may still think that an invention could be a path to wealth and prosperity. It will also serve to explain to so many readers who wonder what happened to the great […]






Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that could change the economics of biofuel conversion by converting biomass to sugars up to 14 times faster and much cheaper than competing catalysts in today’s enzyme cocktails. This enzyme is called CelA, a cellulase from the bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii. C. […]






Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) announced that it has entered into an initial collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) less than a month after announcing entering into a Letter of Intent with the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). The Letter of Intent is for the provision of research and development services on commercial terms to TEI […]






Since the resignation of the last Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, Gregory Jaczko there has been a general lift in the industry’s spirits. So far the current chairwoman, Allison McFarlane hasn’t made any moves to quell American enthusiasm. This situation, now well over a year in, has raised a lot of hopes and stirred a lot […]






Oregon State University researchers can show with a new analysis suggesting that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. Wave and current flows are 24/7/365 […]






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