University of Michigan researchers have flown aircraft over an oil and gas field and pinpointed with unprecedented precision the sources of the natural gas or methane leaks in real time. The technique led to the detection and immediate repair of two leaks in natural gas pipelines in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. […]






Researchers at MIT and the Cambridge Massachusetts startup Novogy have developed a biofuel production process that gives producer microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders, eliminating the need for expensive and potentially harmful sterilization methods. The new technique gives biofuel-producing microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders. The development could reduce the cost and environmental […]






Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight. In a spectacular PR coup the Argonne lab managed to get major media attention, and the University of Illinois press lease even made Google news, but we’ll have a […]






Cardiff University scientists have devised a new way of deriving hydrogen from grass using just sunlight and a cheap catalyst. The study results suggests the common yard grass, fescue, could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy. The team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute are showing that […]






Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy of an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide to make the biofuel ethanol. Ludmilla Aristilde, assistant professor in biological and environmental engineering said, “Instead of having the waste go to waste, you make it into something you want. In order to make the microbes do our […]






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