Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have successfully combined two nanomaterials to create a new energy storage medium that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors. The new hybrid supercapacitor stores large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can last for more than 10,000 recharge cycles. In one design at just one-fifth the […]

Manchester University researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of propane gas (aka Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG). The research is part of a program of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels. The study provides new insight and understanding of the development […]

A Louisiana State University (LSU) research physicist team has discovered a breakthrough magnetocaloric material that cools. The press release believes food refrigeration and air conditioning may become more efficient and environmentally friendly thanks to the patent-pending work of physicists. Lead researcher LSU Physics Professor Shane Stadler said, “The world refrigeration market is expected to increase […]

A research team has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator. A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) have collaborated and demonstrated a facile methodology to obtain a […]

Rice University scientists found they could grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90% of nitrates and more than 50% of phosphorous from wastewater. The study is one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels. Wastewater treatment facilities currently have […]

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