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The European Commission has published a number of calls for proposals under the specific programmes Cooperation and Capacities of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). One of them is a “Biorefinery” joint call (two sections), including energy; environment (including climate change); food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology; and nanosciences, nanotechnology, materials and new production technologies.
Scientists in Germany have brought the prospect of generating cheap electricity from hydrogen a step closer by taking a snapshot of an elusive enzyme that can split the gas as efficiently as a platinum catalyst.
Carbon nanotubes are the crucial chemical ingredient that could make
artificial photosynthesis possible, say a team of Chinese researchers. The
team has found that nanotubes mimic an important step in photosynthesis that
chemists have been unable to copy until now.
Nano Vent-skin tries to make existing objects greener with a skin made out of micro wind turbines.
Using nano-manufacturing with bioengineered organisms as a production method, NVS merges different kinds of micro organisms that work together to absorb and transform natural energy from the environment….
A Japanese institute and firms prototyped a foliage plant-like solar cell module by using organic thin-film solar cells.
A leaf-like module featuring bright green solar cells was developed by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Mitsubishi Corp and Tokki Corp.
Technorati Tags: Solar, plant, Japan, Energy
Towards carbon-negative bioenergy: scientists develop low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide from smokestacksIn Energy on May 24, 2008 at 4:22 am
Scientists and engineers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are reporting development of a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of electric power plants and other industrial sources before the notorious greenhouse gas enters the atmosphere.
Technorati Tags: Carbon, bioenergy, carbon dioxide, energy