Linköping University researchers in Sweden have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The team’s research paper has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, JACS. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo University of Science scientists have developed a novel laser-based strategy for the effective degradation of cellulose into useful products. The plant product cellulose is the most abundant form of biomass globally and can be converted into useful products such as biofuels. However, the processing of this biopolymer is cumbersome, owing to its […]

A UCLA study shows that capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry. UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions’ research has been published in Nature. The paper is the most comprehensive study to date investigating the potential future scale […]

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September 3, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Your humble writer is back online with a new ISP service.  The new ISP made the connection this afternoon September 3, 2019.  I truly want to thank everyone who emailed.  Without the internet connection I could not reply, and I apologize to everyone for that failure.  I am grateful for the thoughts and concerns.  The […]

Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study. Portland State University’s Julius McGee, assistant professor of sociology in PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, […]

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