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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) researchers led by DGIST Professor Jong-Sung Yu’s team at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering have developed new photocatalyst synthesis method using Magnesium hydride (MgH2) and Titanium dioxide (TiO2). The result is expected to contribute to hydrogen mass production through the development of photocatalyst […]

Rice University scientists have demonstrated a new catalyst for making clean-burning hydrogen from ammonia. They describe a plasmonic effect that lowers chemical activation barriers, improves efficiency and could be of general use in other catalysts. The study from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) has been published in Science describing the new catalytic nanoparticles, which are […]

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