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Researchers investigate new green fuel for ships

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The maritime industry is currently working hard to find green alternatives to the fossil fuel used by ships,…
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New Report Boosts Development Options for Most Promising Biofuels

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Assessment identifies top ten blendstocks for efficiency in turbocharged engines. Biofuels blended with gasoline are powering a widening…
New Cement Process Would Produce Zero Emissions

6 days ago

Cement is the world’s top construction material. However, some people don’t realize it’s a major source of emissions.…
Bioplastics from Waste Fats

September 24, 2019

Sebastian L. Riedel and Stefan Junne from TU Berlin conduct research into using bacteria to replace plastics derived…
Molecules from conifers and fruit trees could lead to new sustainable polymers

September 9, 2019

We want to go away from inorganic, environmentally unfriendly materials as much as possible. However, the real switch…
LED bulb exchange program brings sustainability to west side communities

August 30, 2019

For low-income families, paying the energy bill every month can be challenging, as energy bills can account for…
Tool Could Keep Solar Power From Going Off The Grid

August 25, 2019

PNNL research creates new approach to managing solar power transmission and distribution. Utility engineers have the difficult task…
Smart faucets could aid in water conservation

August 22, 2019

An experiment with a water-saving “smart” faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknownst to study…
Want to help the Earth? Start with your dinner table

August 21, 2019

Everyone is concerned about the future of our planet. Climate is changing rapidly, there are more and more…
2nd Life Battery Storage Development Partnership Started by Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle

August 8, 2019

Efficient dual use of electric vehicle batteries improves the Life Cycle Assessment and economy of electric vehicles and…
Sensor Fish Duo Successfully Tests Irrigation Screen

July 24, 2019

PNNL determines that technology helps downstream fish passage. Nestled along the expansive Columbia River Gorge is Oregon’s Hood…
The Uncertainties Around Algae for Biofuel

July 20, 2019

PNNL researchers develop new model for analyzing biocrude yield and economics. Could algae one day replace crude oil…
Strategy from competitive cycling could free up around a fifth of agricultural land

July 20, 2019

Human population is growing at an unprecedented pace and we see no end of this process. Meanwhile our…
Scientists seek solar clues in a material with split nature

July 7, 2019

Scientists reveal interplay between organic and inorganic components. Scientists and engineers around the world are on the hunt…
A new way to unprint paper using intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp. Image credit: Rajiv Malhotra/Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Unprinting Method Can Help Recycle Paper and Curb Environmental Costs

June 28, 2019

Imagine if your printer had an “unprint” button that used pulses of light to remove toner, curbing environmental…
Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool that previews a year on grid in minutes

June 25, 2019

Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed…
Eco-Friendly Features Becoming More Prevalent in Apartment Communities

June 24, 2019

When it comes to making an impact and going green, one person can create substantial change, especially over…
Scientists transform farming with biomass buffers

June 18, 2019

New methods can increase crop sustainability and reduce water pollution as world-wide demand for food grows. Nearly 40…
Turning the switch on biofuels

June 18, 2019

Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production…
Full circle to protect the planet: Argonne works with industry to examine circular carbon economy

June 14, 2019

Argonne looks to change mindsets — from ​“make it, break it, throw it away” to ​“reuse and recycle.”…
How Other States Can Follow LA’s Lead for Turning Sewage Into Drinkable Water

June 7, 2019

One of the processes for creating a more sustainable future is finding a way to recycle dirty materials…
What is vegetable ivory and what does it have to do with real elephants?

June 4, 2019

Ivory is a white-ish hard material, typically extracted from elephant’s tusks or other animal’s teeth. Ivory is basically…
Ben Ollis: Microgrids for a resilient power system

May 20, 2019

While learning the ins and outs of utility operations as a part-time dispatcher during college, Ben Ollis coped…
Combining fundamental chemistry with high-performance computing resources at ORNL, researchers demonstrate a more efficient method for recovering uranium from seawater, unveiling a prototype material that outperforms best-in-class uranium adsorbents. Credit: Alexander Ivanov/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Bio-inspired material targets oceans’ uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy

May 17, 2019

Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater.…
2019 China-US Young Maker Competition

May 9, 2019

The Competitor is hosting the 2019 US based semi-final China-US Young Maker Competition! Do you have an idea…
Sustainability at Scale

April 24, 2019

Argonne’s commitment to green technologies, conservation and recycling make every day an Earth Day Argonne National Laboratory’s sustainability…
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

April 17, 2019

Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the world in recent years, thanks…
LLNL researchers launch collaboration with communities improve clean energy

March 14, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently launched a new initiative focused on sharing solutions developed at the Lab…
Sustainable Practices For An Eco-Conscious Moving Company

March 5, 2019

In today’s world, there are few excuses for a company in any industry to shirk their responsibility to…
Shocks to the System

January 31, 2019

Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of “food shocks,” or sudden losses in food production,…
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