In future, greenhouse gas carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere by deploying a new biological method. Scientists have developed a synthetic but completely biological metabolic pathway based on the model of photosynthesis that fixes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere 20% more efficiently that plants can photosynthetically.
The optimized process of microbial electrosynthesis opens up further perspectives for the future production of biofuel or for the storage of power from regenerative sources in the form of chemical products, for instance.
Researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of enzymatic processes, what's known as a biosupercapacitor efficiently generates and stores energy.
Donald Trump's US election victory follows hard on the back of the UK's Brexit vote in June. The results - an expression of collective public preference from the electorate - have shaken political and cultural establishments on both sides of the Atlantic. In light of what these two popular votes signify in the context of climate change, it is perhaps ironic that it was largely US and UK science which, from the 1970s through the 1990s, really drove the scientific, public and political construction of the idea of anthropogenic global warming.
An international cooperation ICT research project has been established to reduce currently high and inefficient energy consumption on data centers from the perspective of job scheduling and resource management.
The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), intends to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.