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New hybrid energy method could fuel the future of rockets, spacecraft for exploration

April 9, 2019

Nontraditional route shown to increase performance, burn rate. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Graphene, a new material with applications…
Distillate fuel oil was the most exported U.S. petroleum product in 2017

June 13, 2018

Distillate fuel continued to be the most exported U.S. petroleum product in 2017, averaging 1.4 million barrels per…
Your diesel car doesn’t have to pollute so much – Audi is planning to create CO2-neutral diesel

November 15, 2017

Electric cars are great, but expensive. Also, if you like driving normal internal combustion vehicles, it is quite…
Intensity of U.S. energy use in manufacturing decreases as output outpaces fuel use

October 23, 2017

The energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing has continued to decrease, according to the latest data from EIA’s Manufacturing Energy…
Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

September 19, 2017

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis…
Seasonal swings in U.S. distillate inventories lower as consumption patterns change

September 5, 2017

Changes in demand trends have significantly reduced the patterns of seasonality in U.S. distillate markets. Historically, distillate use…
Oxygen and chemicals for the first refuelling station on Mars

November 9, 2016

When astronauts first set foot on Mars in the 2030s, a ‘petrol station’ will be ready for them,…
What’s wasting power at home? Ask your app!

August 1, 2016

If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the…
Oceans May Be Large, Overlooked Source of Hydrogen Gas

July 21, 2016

Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source…
Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

June 23, 2016

A new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel has been devised by…
A Better Bionic Leaf

June 4, 2016

The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel…
Burning like the Sun

March 17, 2016

Engineers building parts of a new type of power plant for generating green energy with nuclear fusion are…
Pipelines, tankers, and barges convey transportation fuels from Gulf Coast to East Coast

February 23, 2016

In the United States, the East Coast and Gulf Coast are highly dependent on each other to balance…
For transportation fuels, the Gulf Coast produces, the East Coast consumes

February 22, 2016

Movement of transportation fuels (motor gasoline, distillates, and jet fuel) between the U.S. Gulf Coast and East Coast…
Getting More Miles From Plug-in Hybrids

February 10, 2016

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts.…
Fuel cell electrolyte developed to offer cleaner, more efficient energy

January 22, 2016

A new thin-film electrolyte material that helps solid oxide fuel cells operate more efficiently and cheaply than those…
Fuel Additive Could Lead to Safer Jet Fuel

October 24, 2015

Airplane accidents are especially dangerous because jet fuel is highly flammable under crash conditions. On impact, jet fuel…
Let there be hydrogen

October 17, 2015

Humanity’s need for energy is ever-increasing. However, the traditional energy sources are finite. In contrast, water and sunlight…
Shaping fuel compression boosts NIF yield

October 16, 2015

In a recent series of papers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists examined the role of ablation-front instability…
To save on weight, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars

October 15, 2015

Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that…
‘Bridge’ fuel may escalate atmospheric greenhouse gas

October 15, 2015

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests there has been a decline in measurable atmospheric greenhouse gas…
Waste heat to power future energy needs

September 8, 2015

Researchers at UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) have made a breakthrough in the chemical composition…
Engineers invent way for cars to harvest energy from bumps in the road

August 4, 2015

The 255 million cars on the road in the United States account for 40 percent of the country’s…
Sticky issue with numbers fuels gas mileage confusion

June 29, 2015

Is a new window sticker aimed at clarifying a car’s fuel efficiency having unintended effects? New research from…
U.S. gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades

March 26, 2015

Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a…
Large reduction in distillate fuel sulfur content has only minor effect on energy content

February 25, 2015

Distillate fuel oil supply consists primarily of diesel fuel used for transportation and of heating oil burned in…
Shifting up to higher octane

October 28, 2014

If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as…
Imaging fuel injectors with neutrons

September 16, 2014

Derek Splitter and Eric Nafziger from the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory…
GPIM Spacecraft to Validate Use of “Green” Propellant

August 21, 2014

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a…
New computer models will improve the lifetime of solid oxide fuel cells

June 30, 2014

Denmark is committed to supplying 50% of electricity consumption by wind power by 2020, with the goal of…
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