Out of Brigham Young University and The Scripps Research Institute has come a new method of converting raw natural gas to alcohol.  It more interesting than converting to alcohol will suggest. The team is using raw natural gas.  This is quite different from what is going out to market now.  The three main parts of […]

There is a fuel mileage revolution under way in over the road trucking.  Aerodynamic drag accounts for approximately 65% of the fuel consumed by semi tractor trailer rigs. There are four major areas of aerodynamic drag on a tractor-trailer, at the front of the tractor 25%, at the rear of the trailer 25%, at the […]

Three research papers with LED and/or for solar cell progress all published in the past few days.  The three are based on one material.  MIT, TU Vienna, and University of Washington (UW) researchers have all made recent advances on PV cells, LEDs, and other optoelectronic components made possible using an ultrathin tungsten diselenide film. There […]

There’s progress on hydrogen based fuel from efforts to produce fuels with artificial photosynthesis known commonly as the artificial leaf.  A new study by Berkeley Lab researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) shows that nearly 90 percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid material designed to store solar energy in hydrogen […]

Liechtenstein based nanoFLOWCELL AG has built a prototype vehicle equipped with flow cell battery power train.  The car, called the QUANT e-Sportslimousine, is on display at the Geneva Motor Show.  The firm claims the flow cell battery system supports an electric car driving range of between 400 to 600 km (249 to 373 miles) in […]

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