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September 28, 2020

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Inexpensive, Non-Toxic Nanofluid Could Be a Game-Changer for Oil Recovery

Researchers have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from ...

Splitting Water Molecules for a Renewable Energy Future

Chemists are working on energy storage and conversion research. This work is part of a new study that solves a key, fundamental barrier in the electrochemical water splitting process where the Lin ...

A New Method for Making a Key Component of Plastics

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene - a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels. The study ...

Civilization May Need to 'Forget the Flame' to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Current world energy consumption is tied to unchangeable past economic production. And the way out of an ever-increasing rate of carbon emissions may not necessarily be ever-increasing energy ...
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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' ...

Novel 3D-Printed Device Demonstrates Enhanced Capture of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Researchers have designed and additively manufactured a first-of-its-kind aluminum device that enhances the capture of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuel plants and other industrial ...

Porous Liquids Allow for Efficient Gas Separation

Scientists have developed 'porous liquids': Nanoparticles, that are able to separate gas molecules of different sizes from each other, float - finely distributed - in a solvent. The porous ...

Countries Transitioning to Zero Carbon Should Look at More Than Technology Cost

A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new ...

Digital Content on Track to Equal Half 'Earth's Mass' by 2245

As we use resources to power massive computer farms and process digital information, our technological progress is redistributing Earth's matter from physical atoms to digital information. ...

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 ...

New Science Behind Algae-Based Flip-Flops

Sustainable flip-flops: A team of researchers has formulated polyurethane foams made from algae oil to meet commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Extensive Gas Leaks in the North Sea: Abandoned Wells

At abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea, considerable quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water. These leaks account for the dominant part of the ...

How Salt Lake's Buildings Affect Its Climate Future

With climate change, we'll need less natural gas for heat and more electricity for cooling -- but what's the balance? Researchers used hyper-localized climate models and building ...

To End King Coal's Reign, Must His Most Loyal Subjects Get Paid?

Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early, a new article ...

Make Your Own Greenhouse Gas Logger

Researchers have developed a simple logger for greenhouse gas flows. It is built using inexpensive and easily available parts, and provides data on levels of methane, carbon dioxide, temperature and ...

Tandem Catalytic System Efficiently Converts Carbon Dioxide to Methanol

Chemists have used a tandem catalytic system to efficiently convert carbon dioxide to methanol. By encapsulating multiple catalysts involved in the tandem process in nanoporous materials called ...

New Technique to Capture Carbon Dioxide Could Greatly Reduce Power Plant Greenhouse Gases

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is ever more urgent to limit the damage from climate change. Chemists have come up with an efficient and less expensive technique for removing CO2 ...

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 ...

What Factors Influence the Likelihood of Fracking-Related Seismicity in Oklahoma?

The depth of a hydraulic fracturing well in Oklahoma, among other factors, increases the probability that fracking will lead to earthquake activity, according to a new ...

The Secret to Renewable Solar Fuels Is an Off-and-on Again Relationship

Copper that was once bound with oxygen is better at converting CO2 into renewable fuels than copper that was never bound to oxygen, according to ...

Membrane Technology Could Cut Emissions and Energy Use in Oil Refining

New membrane technology developed by a team of researchers could help reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Laboratory testing suggests that this polymer ...

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