Norwegian senior scientist Øyvind Skreiberg is transforming the chopped-off branches and tops of felled spruce trees into a fine powder that is then pressed into high-energy pellets.  The transformation is made using a process called torrefaction, a sort of extreme sauna for timber and vegetation. Norway possesses major unexploited energy resources of waste wood in […]

An independent test report of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat HT2 is available at the Cornell University Library archive.  The team, seemingly led by Hanno Essén of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden included four collaborators from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden with Mr. Rossi’s old friend Giuseppe Levi of Bologna University and Evelyn Foschi of Bologna […]

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) identified two unique methods, one a hybrid energy production and storage approach at two eastern Washington locations to put them into practice. Using wind energy the PNNL calculates enough wind energy could be stored for about 85,000 homes each […]

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have new information on what may become a cost-effective way to generate hydrogen gas directly from water and sunlight. The NIST team used a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale.  The target […]

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis.  The scientists have taken the “artificial leaf” as the popular term for such a system, to success as an “artificial forest.” The DOE is under pressure politically as the climate crowd is […]

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