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Fossil Fuels News
September 29, 2020

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Wireless Device Makes Clean Fuel from Sunlight, CO2 and Water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or ...

Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles Are Becoming Longer Lasting

An international research team has succeeded in developing an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which, in contrast to the catalysts commonly used today, does not require a carbon carrier and is ...

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Chemists report a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low ...

Scientists Develop New Material for Longer-Lasting Fuel Cells

New research suggests that graphene -- made in a specific way -- could be used to make more durable hydrogen fuel cells for ...
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Comprehensive Look at US Fuel Economy Standards Show Big Savings on Fuel and Emissions

A new study finds that over their 40-year history, fuel economy standards in the United States have helped reduce reliance on foreign oil producers, saved $5 trillion in fuel costs and prevented 14 ...

Researchers Introduce New Theory to Calculate Emissions Liability

A new study questions conventional methods of calculating carbon emissions liability based on point source pollution by introducing new 'bottleneck' ...

Investigating a Thermal Challenge for Metal Organic Frameworks

New research examines heat transfer in MOFs and the role it plays when MOFs are used for storing ...

Disposed PPE Could Be Turned Into Biofuel, Shows New COVID-19 Study

Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can, and should, be transformed into renewable liquid fuels, according to a new ...

Research Determines Financial Benefit from Driving Electric Vehicles

Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new ...

Oil Forecasting Technique Adapted for Spreadsheets May Cut Shale Operator Costs

Porous rock containing oil and natural gas are buried so deep inside the earth that shale operators rely on complex models of the underground environment to estimate fossil fuel recovery. These ...

The Role of European Policy for Improving Power Plant Fuel Efficiency

A new study investigates the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the largest international cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions in the world, on power plant ...

Water-Splitting Module a Source of Perpetual Energy

Researchers have integrated high-efficiency solar cells and electrode catalysts into an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen ...

User Research at BESSY II: How New Materials Increase the Efficiency of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

Researchers have investigated a novel composite membrane for ethanol fuel cells. It consists of the polymer Nafion, in which nanoparticles of a titanium compound are embedded by the rarely explored ...

Researchers Make Key Advance Toward Production of Important Biofuel

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines ...

Getting Through the Bottleneck -- A New Class of Layered Perovskite With High Oxygen-Ion Conductivity

Scientists have discovered a layered perovskite that shows unusually high oxide-ion conductivity, based on a new screening method and a new design concept. Such materials are hard to come by, so the ...

How the Chemical Industry Can Meet the Climate Goals

Researchers analyzed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-neutral ...

Making Biofuels Cheaper by Putting Plants to Work

One strategy to make biofuels more competitive is to make plants do some of the work themselves. Scientists can engineer plants to produce valuable chemical compounds, or bioproducts, as they grow. ...

Coal Exit Benefits Outweigh Its Costs

Coal combustion is not only the single most important source of CO2 -- accounting for more than a third of global emissions, but also a major contributor to detrimental effects on public health and ...

Electric Cars Better for Climate in 95% of the World

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research ...

New Material Developed Could Help Clean Energy Revolution

Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean ...

Nature-Inspired Green Energy Technology Clears Important Development Hurdle

A new material design has put the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within ...

Micromotors Get Supercharged With Three 'Engines'

Someday, microscopic robots could perform useful functions, such as diagnostic testing in lab-on-a-chip sensors, micropatterning surfaces or repairing equipment in tight spaces. But first, scientists ...

New Method Converts Carbon Dioxide to Methane at Low Temperatures

Scientists developed a new method to convert carbon dioxide to methane with an electric field at low temperatures. In comparison to previous methods, this new method can produce any amount of methane ...

Motley Crew: Rust and Light a Possible Answer to the Conundrum of Hydrogen Fuel Production

Production of hydrogen fuel is a key goal towards the development of sustainable energy practices, but this process does not have feasible techniques yet. Scientists have identified a novel technique ...

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