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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...
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. 83 projects were selected from across the country based on...
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. While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show...
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. An LMU...
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. A team from the...
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...
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. Slag is a molten mixture of...
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...
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...
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. As a high school student at...
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...
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. Approximately 300,000 bats...