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Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A new study adds more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional vehicles by uncovering two hidden benefits.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2015

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Electronic waste has energy value

Using discarded electronic boards, researchers have developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel. The researchers have already registered the patent of the process in Japan.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2015

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A better way of scrubbing CO2

A means by which the removal of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants might one day be done far more efficiently and at far lower costs than today has been discovered by a team of researchers. By appending a diamine molecule to the sponge-like solid materials known as metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs), the researchers were able to more than triple the CO2-scrubbing capacity of the MOFs, while significantly reducing parasitic energy.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2015

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New carbon accounting method proposed

Researchers have developed a new method that provides policy makers with more useful information, in order to set national targets and evaluate their climate policies.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2015

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Bioelectrochemical processes have the potential to one day replace petrochemistry

Researchers have found that the electrification of the white biotechnology is not merely a green dream, but an alternative to petrochemistry with realistic economical potential. Compared to classical sugar based bio-processes, bioelectrochemical processes promise improved yields, which could turn out to be a real game changer. The next generation of bio-production facilities may not only become more environmentally friendly, but also more economically competitive.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2015

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Researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Now, researchers are exploring new energy storage technology that could give the battery an even longer life cycle.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2015

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