University of Delaware (UD) researcher Kathryn Coyne is growing algae in her lab at UD’s Lewes campus that could help cut power plant emissions and serve as a base ingredient for biofuel. The microscopic algae Heterosigma akashiwo grows rapidly on a gas mixture that has the same carbon dioxide and nitric oxide content as emissions [...]

Methanogenic bacteria have been found in coal beds here in the U.S. and companies are working to start natural gas production.  For now the natural gas prices are forcing adverse market conditions on the firms, but the chance that some liquefied natural gas for export may be allowed could well spark more action. San Diego [...]

Ohio State University engineers are testing a clean coal technology that harnesses the energy of coal producing heat while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction.  The test combustion unit reaction ran 203 continuous hours. The new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone with the successful operation of a [...]

Scientists at Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have completed a detailed analysis of more than 4 million zeolite absorbent minerals. The team determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the “parasitic energy” costs [...]

Make no mistake here; SRI International has the brainpower and skill set to come up with workable and commercial ideas that have scale in mind from the start.  Robert Wilson, Ph.D., director, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, SRI International said in the press release, “The implications of this research are expansive, including enhancing US energy [...]

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