There is a lot of methane, the prime component of natural gas in the crust of the earth and on the surface.  Souring where it all comes from is a topic of considerable debate with several theories on how the molecule forms.  The theories range from simple to complex, some even suggest methane is seeping […]

A new study out of the University of California Santa Cruz demonstrates that old organic matter in sedimentary basins located beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet may have been converted to methane by microorganisms living under oxygen-deprived conditions. The Antarctic Ice Sheets could be overlooked but important sources of methane according to a report in the […]

A new solar technology developed at RTI International (Research Triangle Institute) could make solar energy more affordable. RTI researchers have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable by as much as 75% and thus speed-up its market adoption. RTI’s solar cells are formed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as […]

Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, the world’s first commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational.  The algae farm will grow to 300 acres, about a mile by ½ mile using 56 metric tons of CO2 a […]

The photovoltaic solar cell business is closing in on dire economic straights.  The economics for producing power are still far too expensive to compete with – almost all other forms of power generation. When news of a way to cut costs arrives – it matters. Over the long term solar will have a role in […]

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