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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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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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