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Biofuel tech straight from the farm

Natures figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank too.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2016

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Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon-based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems. Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and stand for the environmentally compatible and sustainable use of resources.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2016

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Fuels that do not produce any hazardous exhaust gases

Modern combustion engines become increasingly economical and clean. Engine developers, however, are now facing the technical conflict of whether fuel consumption or exhaust gas emission is to be further reduced. This Gordian knot might be cut by chemists? and engineers? further development of sophisticated fuels that help optimize combustion in the engine.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2016

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Turning good vibrations into energy

A project is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind - or by the sway of a tall building, traffic on a bridge or even seismic activity.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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