Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Yeast and bacterium turned into gasoline factory

In Energy on April 21, 2009 at 1:20 am

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.EU FP7 call for proposal on nanotechnology use for developing biorefineries

In Energy, nano, Nanoscale on September 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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.

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Structure of hydrogen splitting enzyme revealed

In Energy, Synthetic Biology on July 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

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.

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Nanotubes bring artificial photosynthesis a step nearer

In Energy, nano, Nanoscale on July 13, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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.

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Nano Vent-skin

In Energy, Microbe, nano, Nanoscale, Solar on June 12, 2008 at 1:22 pm

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….

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AIST Makes Tree With Solar-cell Leaves

In Energy, Solar on May 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm

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.
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Towards carbon-negative bioenergy: scientists develop low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide from smokestacks

In 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.
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Nanosolar new column from me out

In Energy, Governance, Human Security Food Water..., nano, Nanoscale, Solar on May 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Main point is that solar energy seems to move towards the cost level of coal, natural gas…
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