Prof. Wang Zhenyang's research group from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has enhanced the energy storage capacity of graphene supercapacitors via solar heating. Related research results were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have built a cost-effective artificial leaf that can capture carbon dioxide at rates 100 times better than current systems. Unlike other carbon capture systems, which work in labs with pure carbon dioxide from pressurized tanks, this artificial leaf works in the real world.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
A KAIST research team has developed a graphene-inorganic-hybrid micro-supercapacitor made of leaves using femtosecond direct laser writing lithography. The advancement of wearable electronic devices is synonymous with innovations in flexible energy storage devices. Of the various energy storage devices, micro-supercapacitors have drawn a great deal of interest for their high... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
One of the largest producers of carbon emissions is air travel, yet many view flying as a necessary enabler of tourism and international business. One promising way for consumers to take responsibility for their carbon emissions are voluntary carbon offsets (VCOs), which offer air travelers the opportunity to make a... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
An electric car with a long range, a cell phone that you only need to charge once a week. Not only are we using more and more batteries, but we also want them to be compact, able to store a lot of energy and to charge quickly. Physicist Norah Hornsveld... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed an agreement to participate in a next-generation nuclear energy project with TerraPower, a company started by Bill Gates.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-27
Researchers from Zhengzhou University and the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a smart material that combines hollow multishelled structure (HoMS) TiO2 and a heat-sensitive polymer in order to automatically control heat transmission.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-26
Liquid hydrogen (LH2) combustion aircraft could provide carbon-free air travel on 31%–38% of passenger kilometers flown in 2050, a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) says. The study examines the performance and CO2 mitigation potential of liquid hydrogen-combustion aircraft that could enter service in 2035. It concludes... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-26
A sustainable future for Africa can be achieved through strategic investment in wind and solar farms, reveals an Africa-wide study from the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-26
How can countries build renewable energy at the scale and rate needed to prevent dangerous climate change? The plan so far has been to try and make the cost of generating electricity from renewable sources cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels. Governments have offered support to renewable generators in... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-26
A novel plan that offers partnership in keeping the United States electric grid stable and reliable could be a win-win for consumers and utility operators.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-25
A mid-level outlook for the at-the-pump price of "green" hydrogen produced from water electrolysis powered by solar electricity in India declines to around $5 per kilogram (kg) hydrogen (or INR 350 per kg hydrogen) in 2050, according to a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Additionally,... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-25
Decommissioning and clean-up are ongoing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP); however, many difficult problems remain unaddressed. Chief amongst these problems is the retrieval and management of fuel debris. Fuel debris is the name given to the solidified mixture of melted nuclear fuel and other materials that now... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-25
As the world's energy demands increase, so does our consumption of fossil fuels. The result is a massive rise in greenhouse gases emissions with severely adverse environmental effects. To address this, scientists have been searching for alternative, renewable sources of energy.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-25
Since the discovery of electricity, inventors have struggled with how to store it. Batteries emerged relatively quickly as the most common way to preserve energy chemically, but from portability to rechargeability, it has taken centuries of tweaking elemental combinations to create the batteries our modern devices depend on.... Read more
Published on: 2022-01-25