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  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Coal and its future are fueling conflicts around the globe

    "Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution is inevitable and cannot be reversed. What he cannot predict, he says, is whether the transition to energy sources that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fuel Tech Announces Commercial FUEL CHEM® Order

    WARRENVILLE, Ill. - Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of a commercial FUEL CHEM® order from an existing domestic electric utility customer. Fuel Tech's proprietary TIFI® Targeted In-Furnace Injection™ ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • FY 2008 Budget Cut $100 Million for Coal to Liquid Fuel Project

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is asking President George W. Bush to restore funding in the federal budget for development of the nation’s first plant designed to convert waste coal into zero-sulfur diesel fuel. A promised, $100 million, no-interest loan to help with construction and startup costs for the $800 million plant in Schuylkill ...

  • Food or fuel? The bioenergy dilemma

    The cost of grain-based staples–such as tortillas in Mexico, beef noodles in western China, and bread in the United States– has increased around the world. There are several reasons why prices have jumped, but there’s one getting a lot of attention: the global rush for bioenergy. Crops can be used as a food or fuel; both are important ecosystem services that nature provides to people. But as ...

  • Fuel cells `need investment`

    An environmental group and news provider has said that fuel cell technology has 'massive potential' for the development of green fleets in the future. TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk explained that there are some drawbacks to the technology but these are being worked on. High costs of development and the lack of appropriate infrastructure for hydrogen refuelling were cited as two 'stumbling block[s]', ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Improvements in fuel cell design

    Researchers in the renewable energy sector are working hard in this respect. In this context, researchers in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Applied Chemistry are exploring possible solutions to improve the efficiency of mobile devices like, for example, mobile phones, laptop computers and vehicles. In other words, they are designing new ways of obtaining energy in a cleaner, safer and more ...

  • Fossil Fuels Dominate Primary Energy Consumption

    Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2012, as the growth of worldwide energy use continued to slow due to the economic downturn, according to a new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The relative weight of these energy sources keeps shifting, although only slightly. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Committee advises government on approach to fossil fuel generation

    The Committee has advised Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, to consider extending the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition to include gas as well as coal demonstration projects, and to consider extending the proposed Emissions Performance Standard to cover new gas plant added to the system from 2020.  The ...

  • Energy minister calls for international cooperation on fuel

    Energy minister Michael Fallon has called for greater international cooperation with regards to the future of oil and gas supplies. In a speech on the topic at Clatham House, which was also based on the theme of maintaining the UK's energy security, the minister emphasised that fact that this kind of collaboration effort will require a significant degree of investment. He added that ensuring that ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Bionic leaf can fuel energy revolution

    Scientists in the US claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf” that exploits sunlight to create biomass − and they say their invention is now 10 times more effective than an oak or maple leaf. Two separate laboratories at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Prices fail to reflect fossil fuels` real costs

    Forget the price of petrol at the pumps. The true cost of any fossil fuel is much greater if social costs are factored in, according to new research. A climate scientist in the US reports in Climatic Change journal that American motorists get a gallon of gasoline for at least $3.80 less than it really costs, and the price of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fossil fuel investments cost major funds billions

    Corporate Knights, together with 350.org and South Pole Group, has launched the Clean Capitalist Decarbonizer, an interactive tool that allows users to determine the financial impact of divesting from carbon heavy companies. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New energy infrastructure investment to fuel recovery

    Government action to unlock up to £110 billion energy infrastructure investment and support up to 250,000 jobs by 2020 Capacity Market to be initiated in 2014 to bring on gas and other flexible electricity supply to meet future demand and reduce risks to security of supply from winter 2018 Renewable Strike Prices to help renewables ...

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy efficiency is the only way to reduce fuel bills

    As news emerges that more people than ever before will face increased financial pressures in the wake of rising fuel bills, the call for household energy efficiency measures have never been greater. With an average energy bill set to climb to £1406 in 2009 (from £676 in 2005), the Government has given a commitment to help consumers improve household energy efficiency and permanently bring down ...


  • PowerCell develops fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has reached an agreement with Kalmar Cargotec Sweden AB on developing a fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec’s future electric forklift truck. This will help the end consumer, SSAB, to diminish carbon dioxide emissions at the site. The system will be developed and ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washers Emitting No Fossil Fuels

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the leading name in advanced pressure washer machines to over 200 countries, is helping the environment by introducing a system that will not contribute to global warming. The company has launched a powerful and reliable commercial pressure washer system with zero emission of ozone-depleting fuels that lead to greenhouse gases. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Global Fuel Additives Industry Research Report

    Global demand to value $59.4 billion in 2016  Worldwide demand for fuel additives is expected to increase 4.7 percent per year to 26.5 billion kilograms in 2016, with demand in value terms advancing 8.0 percent per year to $59.4 billion over the same period. Oxygenates, which dominate the market, will continue to account for more than 94 percent of demand in volume terms through ...


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