Algenol Could Hold The Answers To Future Fuel

Scientist and engineers at Algenol believe that their patented technology will enable the production of ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for just $1.30 per gallon, at annual production levels of 8,000 total gallons of liquid fuel per acre. That is about 10x output of any other bio fuel The recent drop in crude oil prices and …

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Dr Gerald Pollack : A New Form Of Water

I am always delighted to get emails from readers, Water is still a mystery in many ways. Peter K Campbell sent me an email sharing a review of Dr Gerald Pollack’s work. He has kindly allowed me to share this  Anomalous Properties of Water Peter K Campbell I’ve been listening to some podcasts by Dr …

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Low Cost Radio Antenna With Graphene Ink

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Scientists have moved graphene a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material for new electronic applications. Researchers from the University of Manchester, together with BGT Materials Limited, a graphene manufacturer in the United Kingdom, have printed a radio frequency antenna using compressed graphene ink. The antenna performed well enough …

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Living in a Time of Breakthrough Energy Tech

I recently did another interview with Time Monk Radio Network.  “Living in a Time of Breakthrough Energy Tech — The Plane Truth” I would recommend skipping the first 20 minutes where I talk about water technologies, but we have a good conversation about what is happening in the world of energy and its impacts on …

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New Class of Swelling Magnets

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Shedding new light on 175-year-old principle: New class of swelling magnets have the potential to energize the world This transformative breakthrough has the potential to not only displace existing technologies but create altogether new applications due to the unusual combination of magnetic properties. “Our findings fundamentally change the way we think about a certain type …

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Thermo-Electric Behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ Materials

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermo-electric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting. “These results introduce MOFs as a new class of thermoelectric materials that can …

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Kitchen Table Regulates Apartment Temperature

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  Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the kitchen table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years. French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn’t use any electricity. It is really an old …

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Toyota Fuel Cell Research Advances

According to Toyota an R&D breakthrough sets stage for more efficient, durable fuel cell. A breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks. Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have developed a new observation technique that allows …

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‘INGENIOUS’ MAGNETIC FIELD HARVESTING EFFICIENCY PROJECT TRIUMPHS

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Amid fierce competition Chinese PhD student Sheng Yuan from the University of Liverpool in the UK is revealed as the winner of CWIEME Challenge, a new initiative designed to find and reward the most promising electrical engineers of tomorrow.

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NREL Supports China Solar PV Investment

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China. NREL is advising CPVFA based on the work of the NREL-convened Solar Access to Public …

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The GenoGen eG: Look familar?

From Germany we have another “Buoyancy Generator” promoted last year. Have fun with this Lift power plant: the turbo for the energy transition? Lift power plant G100 the GenoGen eG in 40-foot containers The principle of Auftriebskraftwerkesist relatively simple: a buoyant power plant is basically a pumping station , as is known from the mining industry …

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Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Biofuels are an important energy mix we will need in the future. The advantage is it closes the carbon cycle by using carbon from the atmosphere. New findings by Stanford engineering Professor Alfred Spormann and colleagues could pave the way for microbial “factories” that produce renewable biofuels and chemicals. The following story is by Mark …

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