Sandia National Lab engineers have developed a way to make a magnetic material that could lead to lighter and smaller, cheaper and better-performing high-frequency transformers. High-frequency transformers are needed for more flexible energy storage systems and widespread adoption of renewable energy. The new iron nitride transformers developed at Sandia should boost energy storage options. Sandia […]

The U.S. Department of Energy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and University of Toronto scientists have developed a new type of catalyst that’s three times better than the previous record holder at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The research published in the journal Science, outlines a potential way to make a future generation of water-splitting […]

Researchers at Griffith University’s Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre in Australia have successfully managed to use carbon to produce hydrogen from water. Professor Xiangdong Yao and his team now have carbon as a replacement for the much more costly element platinum. Professor Yao said, “Hydrogen production through an electrochemical process is at the heart of […]

UCLA researchers have announced they can turn carbon dioxide into a sustainable concrete replacement. Today the production of cement, which when mixed with water forms the binding agent of concrete, is also one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, about 5 percent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions comes from concrete. […]

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new highly permeable carbon dioxide capture membrane. The new membrane could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and be available for recycling. The researchers […]

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