Los Alamos National Lab’s new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process. Zdeněk Bažant, McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen. The team has found a chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology and have adapted it to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from […]

The USGS announced last week a very large oil reservoir in Texas and New Mexico. Located in the Permian basin the Mass Media picked it up and it is good news. For quick background the USGS has been evaluating oil reservoirs for decades and has a pretty good reputation lacking political bias and scientific extremism. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team of researchers has taken the first three-dimensional images of kerogen’s internal structure, with a level of detail more than 50 times greater than has been previously achieved. The images should allow more accurate predictions of how much oil or gas can be recovered from any given formation. The […]

Dr. Daniel Puyol of King Juan Carlos University (KJCU), Spain said, “One of the most important problems of current wastewater treatment plants is high carbon emissions. Our light-based biorefinery process could provide a means to harvest green energy from wastewater, with zero carbon footprint.” Purple phototrophic bacteria which can store energy from light, when supplied […]

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