Miniature lightning: The team used a femtosecond laser to create a thin column of plasma – a special charged state of matter – in the air between two electrodes.

Laser Helps Channel Electricity Through Air

Researchers at the University of Arizona have created a column of plasma in the air between two electrodes using a femtosecond laser. »

Bionic liquids derived from lignin and hemicellulose show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose.

Bionic Liquids to Improve Biofuel Production

So-called bionic liquids derived from lignin and hemicellulose show remarkable performance in the biomass pretreatment process. »

Molecular shuttle speeds up photocatalytic hydrogen production

Molecular Shuttle Improves Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

Scientists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have found a way to enhance photocatalytic hydrogen production by using a novel molecular shuttle. »

A study by the University of Leicester identifies a new method to optimize fracking

Research Identifies Method to Optimize Fracking

A study by the University of Leicester has identified a new method to optimize fracking, improving gas yields and reducing environmental impacts. »

The 3221 cargo train after coal dump at Stratford Coal, Australia

U.S. Coal Exports to South Korea Could Cut Emissions

Counterintuitively, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, according to scientists at Duke University. »

Mixed industrial slags can be used to generate energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Mixed Industrial Slags Generate Energy, Fuels

NETL researchers have found a way to use mixed industrial slags to generate energy and fuels, reduce carbon emissions. »

Shannon Zirbel, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, unfolds a solar panel array that was designed using the principles of origami. She worked on this project with Brian Trease at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

Solar Panel Array Designed Using Origami Principles

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory think that origami principles could help utilize space solar power for Earth-based purposes. »

Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprint

Shale Oil Profits Can Pay for Emission Reduction

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and natural gas boom could help offset the costs of reducing the U.S.’s carbon footprint, say agricultural economists at Purdue University. »

Wind turbines in Gau-Bickelheim municipality, Germany

German Wind Farms Kill Foreign Bats

In a recent study scientists have identified the geographical origin of the most common bat species found dead below German wind turbines. »

Technological innovation alone may be insufficient to reduce carbon emissions from transport

EU Transport Policy Is Insufficient to Achieve Emission Reductions

A new study has found that a focus on new technology is not enough to meet CO2 reduction targets in the transport industry. »

Deshawn Henry working on the water lens that can heat a liter of water to between 130 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit in a little more than an hour, destroying 99.9 percent of bacteria and pathogens

Water Lens Uses Sunlight to Purify Drinking Water

A 6-foot-tall, self-sustaining magnifying glass uses sunlight to heat and disinfect polluted water. »

Chemical engineers use halide salts to create safer, longer-lasting lithium batteries

Halide Salts Make Lithium Batteries More Durable

Chemical engineers at Cornell University used halide salts to create safer, longer-lasting lithium batteries. »

Chernobyl nuclear power plant

JRC Releases Overview of Nuclear Safety and Security Research

The European Commission’s own research body, the Joint Research Center (JRC), has released a new report presenting an overview of its research on nuclear safety and security. »

St. Lucie plant on Florida's Treasure Coast, one of the USA's longest running nuclear electricy plants

U.S. DOE Invests $67 Million in Nuclear Energy Research

The Energy Department announced nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards. »

ABB will connect Europe’s largest tidal energy project to the U.K. Electrical grid

ABB to Connect Europe’s Largest Tidal Project to UK Grid

MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth, the largest tidal energy project in Europe, will use ABB technology to feed energy into the onshore distribution grid. »

A wind farm near Hampton, Iowa

2013 Wind Technologies Market Report Released

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. continues to be a leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world. »

8/15/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines

8/15/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines

Here’s a bit of energy news that didn’t make it into our daily coverage during the past week. In this review, we collected some of less big, but nonetheless interesting news, of the week that went by, from the world of energy science and technology. »

Ford and DTE Energy to construct the Michigan’s largest solar array at Ford World Headquarters

DTE Energy, Ford to Construct Largest Solar Array in MI

Ford Motor Company is partnering with DTE Energy to construct the Michigan’s largest solar array at Ford World Headquarters. »

VW e-Golf

Volkswagen, Audi to Offer More Sustainable Driving Experience

As the Volkswagen family of automobiles enters their new hybrid and electric vehicles to the U.S. they’ve already started partnering with companies to offer a more sustainable driving experience, like home solar power and carbon sequestration. »

The Monetising Mature Fields 2014 Summit will take place in Dubai on 28-29 October 2014.

Daily Fusion Becomes Media Partner for Monetising Mature Fields 2014 Summit

We are pleased to announce that The Daily Fusion has become an official media partner for the Monetising Mature Fields 2014 Summit, taking place in Dubai this October. »

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