University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers report finding five new strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs into ethanol, the well known alcohol biofuel. The team’s study paper, “Identification of Furfural Resistant Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and Saccharomyces Paradoxus from a Collection of Environmental and Industrial Isolates” has […]



Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist Ignace Jarrige, and University of Connecticut professor Jason Hancock have discovered the mechanism that drives the Kondo Effect. The Kondo Effect is a physical phenomenon that explains how magnetic impurities affect the electrical resistance of materials. Of particular interest are materials that become or cease to be magnetic at different temperatures. […]



Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) report a new study that could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass. The A*STAR experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass can be converted into hydrogen in the presence […]



The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has announced an oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices. Electrochemical devices are essential for a green energy evolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon-based fuels. Green energy device market growth requires conversion systems that produce hydrogen from water or […]



University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing catalyzing electrode for splitting water. The electrode has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the energy fuel hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated foam material that lets the bubbles of oxygen escape quickly. […]



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