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Commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions

Although we’re still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the trade-offs needed to yield the greatest reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News —…

Bright skies for plant-based jet fuels

With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a new analysis shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push…

Discovering the next generation of catalysts

The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled to meet the world’s demand for clean energy over the next 30 years. Catalysts that can ensure the storage of solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will therefore play an increasingly important role. Now researchers have developed a method that makes it easier…

Potential new source of rare earth elements

Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements – phosphate rock waste – and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a new study. The approach could benefit clean energy technology. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

A team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. Read Full Article…

Greener days ahead for carbon fuels

A discovery shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient — all through a single copper catalyst. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Low-cost catalyst boosts hydrogen production from water

A future powered by carbon-free fuel depends on our ability to harness and store energy from renewable but intermittent sources, such as solar and wind. Now, a new catalyst gives a boost to a number of clean energy technologies that depend on producing hydrogen from water. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable…

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