Posts Tagged ‘Renewable Energy/Energy in general’

Nanotechnology expert awarded $10M grant

In nano on March 22, 2008 at 4:33 am

Nanotechnology researcher Ted Sargent Canada has been awarded a $10 million dollar grant from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia – an international graduate-level research university set to open in September 2009 He works on developing nanotechnology products that use the infrared rays of the sun.
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New Solar Panel Technology Stylish and Sustainable

In nano on February 5, 2008 at 3:10 am

The new cell technology combines nanoparticles and organic dyes that can be produced in any number of colors and designs.
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Industrial Nanotech’s HomeProtect Thermal Insulation sales up 300%

In nano on January 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm


Greener Nano 2008 Conference: Nanoscience for a Sustainable Future

In nano on January 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm


QuantumSphere battery catalyst wins Nanomaterial of the Year award

In nano on January 15, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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Biogas Could Replace All EU Natural Gas Imports From Russia**

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm


A Solar Grand Plan

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm

The January 2008 issue of Scientific American has an article titled “A Solar Grand Slam” which outlines a plan in which solar power could end U.S. dependence on foreign oil and slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. morehere

The prize of biofuel

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2007 at 5:47 pm

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In nano on November 24, 2007 at 5:52 pm

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The fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4) released by UNEP.

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2007 at 11:04 pm

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The U.S. Green Building Council certified the world’s first carbon-neutral building.

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2007 at 10:48 pm


Best Solar Homes: German Team Wins Solar Decathlon

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2007 at 3:00 am


Nanowire generates its own electricity

In nano on October 21, 2007 at 2:43 am

Harvard chemists have built a new wire out of photosensitive materials that is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair. The wire not only carries electricity to be used in vanishingly small circuits, but generates power as well.
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Nanotech could make solar energy as easy and cheap as growing grass

In nano on September 20, 2007 at 12:50 am

Scientists are working to produce cheap, sustainable solar energy by imitating nature. Nanotechnology researchers like California Institute of Technology professor Nate Lewis are exploring nanoscale materials that mimic the architecture of grass and photosynthesis to capture and store the sun’s energy.

Nanotech Oil and Gas Consortium Gets Justice Department OK

In nano on September 7, 2007 at 3:15 am


NBICS and Climate Change

In nano on August 14, 2007 at 8:41 pm

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Making Gasoline from Bacteria

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

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The biofuel of the future could well be gasoline. That’s the hope of one biotech startup that on Monday described for the first time how it is coaxing bacteria into producing hydrocarbons that could be processed into fuels like those made from petroleum.

LS9, a company based in San Carlos, CA, and founded by geneticist George Church, of Harvard Medical School, and plant biologist Chris Somerville, of Stanford University, had previously said that it was working on what it calls “renewable petroleum.” But at a Society for Industrial Microbiology conference on Monday, the company began speaking more openly about what it has accomplished: it has genetically engineered various bacteria, including E. coli, to custom-produce hydrocarbon chains.

US scientists discover ‘energy microbe’

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2007 at 2:36 pm

The journal Science reports that scientists have found a microbe that converts light to energy, a process known as photosynthesis.

It has been discovered in the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, in the American north-west.

They say that studying the bacterium could help produce stocks of fossil fuels.
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Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum: An Aerobic Phototrophic Acidobacterium
Donald A. Bryant, Amaya M. Garcia Costas, Julia A. Maresca, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, Christian G. Klatt, Mary M. Bateson, Luke J. Tallon, Jessica Hostetler, William C. Nelson, John F. Heidelberg, and David M. Ward
Science 27 July 2007: 523-526.
A distinctive, oxygen-tolerant photosynthetic bacterium has been identified in a metagenomic study of hot-spring communities in Yellowstone National Park. see here

NJIT Researchers Develop Inexpensive, Easy Process To Produce Solar Panels

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2007 at 1:34 am

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets. “The process is simple,” said lead researcher and author Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. “Someday homeowners will even be able to print sheets of these solar cells with inexpensive home-based inkjet printers. Consumers can then slap the finished product on a wall, roof or billboard to create their own power stations.”
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In Uncategorized on July 19, 2007 at 12:04 am

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