Kyoto University researchers have described how nanodiamond-reinforced composite membranes can purify hydrogen from its humid mixtures, making the hydrogen generation processes vastly more efficient and cost-effective. Hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel, leaves nothing but water when combusted. Many countries view hydrogen as a way to a zero-carbon future, but switching to a hydrogen economy requires its […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer. The coating works without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms commercial cool-roof systems in energy savings. The paper reporting the findings has been published […]

Oregon State University research shows that hydrogen can be cleanly produced with much greater efficiency and at a lower cost. The new research into the design of catalysts offers a lower cost than is possible with current commercially available catalysts. The new findings, which describe ways to design catalysts that can greatly improve the efficiency […]

The puzzle that bedevils renewables in electrification is storage. We usually think of batteries as the obvious solution and that is an excellent answer in small quantities and short periods of time. The problem lies in renewables needing daylight or wind to generate power and when the base energy source sets or dies down the […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape. The researchers envision new possibilities for self-powered communications, […]

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