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Barriers and opportunities in renewable biofuels production

Researchers have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources. First, lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories, and second, establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle – having analysed solar activity for the last half century. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively

Researchers have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the algae’s potential value as a biofuel. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?

As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Diesel doesn’t float this boat

Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean, thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts distribution of radioactive fallout

Researchers have created a machine-learning-based tool that can predict where radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants will disperse. After training using extensive data on previous weather patterns, the tool consistently achieved over 85 percent predictive accuracy, and up to 95 percent in winter when large and predictable weather systems dominate. This tool can aid immediate…

Path to zero emissions starts out easy, but gets steep

Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities must approach zero within several decades to avoid risking grave damage from the effects of climate change. This will require creativity and innovation, because some types of industrial sources of atmospheric carbon lack affordable emissions-free substitutes, according to a new article. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

‘Electrogeochemistry’ captures carbon, produces fuel, offsets ocean acidification

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This has prompted heightened interest in ‘negative emissions technologies.’ A new study evaluates the potential for recently described methods that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through an ‘electrogeochemical’…

How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. By removing emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turning it into fresh fuels, engineers have demonstrated a scalable and cost-effective way to make deep cuts in the carbon footprint of…

Top nitrogen researchers imagine world beyond fossil fuels

At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 17 top experts in nitrogen research gathered to discuss nitrogen activation chemistry and the field’s future. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

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