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CO2 must be captured – and exploited

December 18, 2019

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The…
ORNL develops method to customize microbes for better biofuel production

September 13, 2019

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes…
ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

July 23, 2019

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific…
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources

April 24, 2019

Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be…
Nature’s Own Biorefinery

March 20, 2019

Insects are critical contributors to ecosystem functioning, and like most living organisms their co-evolution with microbes has been…
Harnessing top algae strains for bioenergy through collaboration

February 20, 2019

PNNL project to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts Wanted: Algae industry partners and academic…
Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands

January 31, 2019

In an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits,…
Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity

August 8, 2018

While cities, towns, and spaceships operated entirely from energy generated by microbial sources are still the stuff of…
The good, the bad and the algae

August 10, 2017

BRAWLEY, California — Sandia National Laboratories is testing whether one of California’s largest and most polluted lakes can…
Ryan McManamay: An Aquatic Outlook on Future Energy

June 28, 2017

Growing up in South Carolina, Ryan McManamay enjoyed a nature-rich upbringing. Both of his parents are retired teachers…
Next-gen solvents capture carbon with half the energy

June 20, 2017

U.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half…
Fungal find offers new gateway into bioenergy research

May 24, 2017

Scientists have found a genetic modification in fungi that is more common than has been thought, offering scientists…
Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming

March 29, 2017

Think better living through marine microalgae, as it may become crucial to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gases, reduce carbon…
Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in Plants

March 20, 2017

Findings point to new biochemical strategies for increasing oil yield from crops grown to produce biofuels and biomaterials…
Plants at the pump

March 8, 2017

Sandia seeks toughest strains of algae for biofuel production as part of multilab project Regular, unleaded or algae?…
Researchers discover a special power in wheat

August 18, 2016

A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better…
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity

July 27, 2016

Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential…
Study opens new realms of light-matter interaction

July 19, 2016

A new MIT study could open up new areas of technology based on types of light emission that…
Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

March 31, 2016

Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle…
Carbon leads the way in clean energy

March 22, 2016

Groundbreaking research at Griffith University is leading the way in clean energy, with the use of carbon as…
MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power

March 15, 2016

The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are…
New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

February 25, 2016

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first…
Biofuel tech straight from the farm

February 19, 2016

Research team taps EMSL, DOE JGI to harness promising fungi found in manure Nature’s figured it out already,…
Battery technology could charge up water desalination

February 2, 2016

The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas, says a new…
Solar cells shine with molecular breakthrough

January 29, 2016

Griffith University scientists have developed a molecular waterproofing technique to improve the humidity tolerance of new solar cell…
Seeing Where Energy Goes May Bring Scientists Closer to Realizing Nuclear Fusion

January 16, 2016

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion—a process that powers the…
Powerhouse crab pulsar

January 14, 2016

The Crab Pulsar has set a new record: it is sending out the most energetic light radiation that…
Harnessing the energy of small bending motions

January 6, 2016

For many applications such as biomedical, mechanical, or environmental monitoring devices, harnessing the energy of small motions could…
Strip It and Stash It: Climate Scientists Focus on Extracting the Carbon Already in Our Air

December 14, 2015

For decades, most of the strategizing about how to slow down climate change has focused on cutting emissions…
Sandia clean-energy assistance pilot is open for business

September 23, 2015

Small businesses in the clean-energy sector can apply for technical help from Sandia National Laboratories and other U.S.…
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