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Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. They found that using palm oil from first rotation plantations where forests were cleared for palms leads to…

What to expect when you’re expecting electric transportation

While electric vehicles alone may not reduce carbon emissions, a new study reveals that when electric vehicles are powered with renewable energy and coupled with carbon policy strategies, they can help combat climate change without sacrificing economic growth. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Electrical engineers and microbiologists have created a device they call an ‘Air-gen.’ or air-powered generator, with electrically conductive protein nanowires produced by the microbe Geobacter. The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water vapor naturally present in the atmosphere. Read Full Article Here…

Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage

Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometers, scientists prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they bombarded the samples with antimatter subatomic particles. They found their system is a proven tool for radiation studies of material to be used to store nuclear waste…

Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

Coal use is down dramatically in the United States and the European Union, and renewable energy is gaining traction. But rising natural gas and oil use in 2019 increased the world’s carbon dioxide emissions modestly for a third straight year. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Using mountains for long-term energy storage

The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

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