Researchers at Kazan University collaborating with their peers from Stanford University are working on catalysts that provide combustion during the heavy oil recovery process. The catalysts developed by the group have already shown promising results in lab tests, and the work is continuing. Kazan University’s Dr, Andrey Galukhin won a grant for this particular work […]






Researchers at the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are looking beyond the usual suspected bugs in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. A new comparative study finds the natural abilities of unconventional bacteria could help boost the efficiency of […]






Caltech chemistry professor Theo Agapie and his graduate student Joshua Buss have developed a model system to demonstrate what the initial steps of a process for the conversion of CO to hydrocarbons might look like. The findings, published in the journal Nature provide a foundation for the development of technologies that may one day help […]






Indiana University (IU) researchers have reported a highly efficient biomaterial has been created that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen. The novel catalyst also works in reverse to recombine hydrogen and oxygen to generate power. The catalyst makes up one half of the “holy grail” of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap […]






The DOE’s Center for Energy Studies at Rice University has finally reported studying the macro effects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. The report is helpful if not exactly specific. It depends on the type of consumer. Follow along to get an idea of where you might fit. Kenneth Medlock, senior director for the Center […]






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