Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have found new evidence suggesting that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries. From electric cars that travel hundreds of miles on a single charge to chainsaws as mighty as gas-powered versions, new products hit the market each year that take advantage […]

Hokkaido University researchers have more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity. With progress in development it could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries. The researchers and their colleagues in Japan and Taiwan have improved the ability to transform […]

University of Oxford researchers have found a new class of materials called halide double perovskites may have just the right properties to split water. In a process called photocatalytic water splitting, sunlight separates water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen and oxygen can then be recombined in a fuel cell to release energy. According to […]

University of Michigan (UM) researchers can now show a diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders. There’s been a dearth of algae news for quite some time now and this is the very best kind of news. The UM […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries. Scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale energy storage. Increasing the energy density of lithium-ion […]

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