A team of international researchers from 14 institutions have met this week to present and debate the results of a 3-year study on water, conflict and security in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel region in Africa.
New research from North Carolina State University provides molecular-level insights into how cellulose - the most common organic compound on Earth and the main structural component of plant cell walls - breaks down in wood to create 'bio-oils' which can be refined into any number of useful products, including liquid transportation fuels to power a car or an airplane.
TECNALIA has developed a system for wireless recharging of electric car batteries, just like the batteries of toothbrushes are being recharged. The system has a device located in the floor which transmits electricity to another, receptor element in the vehicle.
A new survey of experts argues that solar power will become much cheaper through 2025, while expanding greatly - but for these trends to continue for the long term, will require a committment to funding research.
ExxonMobil and many other energy companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop transportation biofuels from renewable resources such as the oil or hydrocarbons produced by microalgae.
The UPSOIL project, funded under the European 7th FP, has allowed its Consortium to bring the future to present in the soil and groundwater remediation field, introducing some new groundbreaking concepts.
Recently, PolyU's Department of Building Services Engineering and the Water Supplies Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government have been working together to turn water mains into an alternative source of power.