Monthly Archives: June 2013

Explaining Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis | Royal Society of Chemistry

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Posted in Electrofuels, Solar

Materials Genome Initiative | Kurzweil AI

The Obama Administration and academic and industry partners have announced a series of commitments in support of the Materials Genome Initiative, a public-private endeavor that aims to cut in half the time it takes to develop novel materials that can … Continue reading

Posted in Super Materials

Nickel Phosphide Nanoparticles Open the Door to Solar Hydrogen | Penn State University

13 June 2013 — Cheaper clean-energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. Led by Raymond Schaak, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, research team members have found that an important chemical reaction that generates … Continue reading

Posted in Hydrogen Fuel

Grid Scale Storage: Liquid Air | MIT Technology Review

Some engineers are dusting off an old idea for storing energy—using electricity to liquefy air by cooling it down to nearly 200 °C below zero. When power is needed, the liquefied air is allowed to warm up and expand to … Continue reading

Posted in Batteries

What Tech Is Next for the Solar Industry? | MIT Technology Review

Solar panel installations continue to grow quickly, but the solar panel manufacturing industry is in the doldrums because supply far exceeds demand (see “Why We Need More Solar Companies to Fail”). The poor market may be slowing innovation, but advances … Continue reading

Posted in Solar

Rossi’s E-Cat Has Energy Density 10 Times Higher Than Conventional Sources |PhysOrg

( —In the ongoing saga of Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer (E-Cat) that promises clean, cheap power for the world, the latest events continue to bring as many questions as answers. Several scientists have performed supposedly independent tests of two E-Cat … Continue reading

Posted in Nuclear

Co2 Sequestration Technique Produces Hydrogen Fuel | PhysOrg

( —Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification. The team demonstrated, at a laboratory scale, … Continue reading

Posted in Hydrogen Fuel