Ionic liquids are the current leading edge of research to get the tough to get sugars from cellulosic and lignin tissues of plants.  News has broken via a prepublication release of a paper from a team at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).  The JBEI team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a novel […]

University of Oregon (UO) chemists say that ultra-thin films of nickel and iron oxides are promising catalysts to split to water into hydrogen and oxygen gases.  The nickel and iron oxides are made through a solution synthesis process that when combined with semiconductor devices that capture sunlight, can perform electrolysis. The researchers work in the […]

Geothermal, oil and natural gas well technology is improving and increasing as the monitoring technologies go deeper into the earth.  The technology requires circuit boards be placed down the hole in petroleum and geothermal wells and they must withstand high temperatures and pressures, excessive vibrations and other extreme environments. An alloy of gold-silver-germanium that may […]

Fraunhofer scientists have recently made an important breakthrough with their development of an improved Redox Flow Battery.  Over the area of a half square meter, a bit over 4.5 square feet, the new redox stack battery holds 25-kilo watts. The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen, Germany is intensely motivated.  […]

Cummins Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Company have released their test results showing their demonstration SuperTruck tractor-trailer achieved a 54% increase in fuel economy.  Cummins, the prime contractor leading one of four vertical teams under the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project shows nearly 10 mpg US (23.5 l/100 km) under real world driving conditions. The SuperTruck […]

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