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Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil



Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonate (PC) and polyurethane (PUR) are ideal for building insulation, refrigerators, cushions and packaging product ... read more

BIO FUEL
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A promising avenue for the future of clean energy is to store it in the form of carbon-based fuels produced from renewable sources, effectively enabling the clean use of liquid fuels such as gasolin ... more
BIO FUEL
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Recycling can encompass more than just materials like plastics and paper. Important chemicals can also be recovered and reused. ... more
BIO FUEL
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Winter is no time to flower, which is why so many plants have evolved the ability to wait for the snow to melt before investing precious resources in blooms. Waking up to flower as the warmer, ... more
BIO FUEL
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder cli ... more
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BIO FUEL
Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 30, 2017
What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurrin ... more
BIO FUEL
A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 31, 2017
Research at the University of Pittsburgh into a more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins, the building blocks for polymer production, was recently featured on the inside front cove ... more
BIO FUEL
New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources
Daegu, South Korea (SPX) May 30, 2017
DGIST's joint research team has developed a new titania photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into methane three times more efficiently than the existing photocatalyst by manipulating its surfa ... more
BIO FUEL
Discovery of an alga's 'dictionary of genes' could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. Scien ... more
BIO FUEL
A full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 22, 2017
Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol's ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the studies have suggested that a ... more
BIO FUEL
Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
Madison WI (SPX) May 22, 2017
Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compe ... more


Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs

BIO FUEL
Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity
University Park PA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first s ... more
BIO FUEL
Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced
College Station TX (SPX) May 15, 2017
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A and M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Annou ... more
BIO FUEL
Enhancing the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel production
Hong Kong, China (SPX) May 11, 2017
Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the "Three Canton Treasures", straw can actually be used as a raw material to produce biofuel. Ethanol, an alcohol, ... more
BIO FUEL
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels
Lancaster, UK (SPX) May 11, 2017
Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw material for a greener biofuel that would reduce our reliance on diesel from fossil fuels. Purpose-grown feedstocks ( ... more



Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar is proud to announce that all of our solar powered LED systems are now UL Listed. This listing covers all transit-related lighting products as well as all commercial solar LED lighting systems for applications including pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general illumination. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global independent safety science company with more than a ... more
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
Newly-formed Aker BP given Ba2 credit rating
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
In assigning a credit rating to newly-formed exploration and production company Aker BP, Moody's said the sector remains weak, but good opportunities exist. Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a national subsidiary of BP, emerged late last year and reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization at $485 million for the fourth quarter. On We ... more
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
US Navy boats in Qatar for joint exercise
Caracas (AFP) June 14, 2017
Senior Venezuela official quits over crisis reforms
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Market balance delayed, International Energy Agency says
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Batteries from scrap metal
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can sto ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
According to recent studies, declines in wild and managed bee populations threaten the pollination of flowers in more than 85 percent of flowering plants and 75 percent of agricultural crops worldwide. Widespread and effective monitoring of bee populations could lead to better management; however, tracking bees is tricky and costly. Now, a research team led by the University of Missouri ha ... more
Minsk (AFP) June 14, 2017
Dairy dispute sours Belarus-Russia relations
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published by the prestigious scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers have found that below one micron in diameter the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be d ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Cloudy with a chance of radiation: NASA studies simulated radiation
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technique enables 3-D printing with paste of silicone particles in water
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
Ames IA (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle moving inside a semiconductor. "These are waves just like water waves," said Fei, an Iowa State University assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an associate of the U.S. Department of Ener ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Nitrides in Transition
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Building 'OLEDs' from the ground up for better electronics
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers have studied how light can be used to "see" the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing down light it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene. Then something special happens: electrons and light start to move in concert, unveiling their quantum nature at such large scale th ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Revolutionary new materials for troubled carbon times: Super filters the world can afford
Onna, Japan (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Graphene enhancing our vision of the infinitely small
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New satellite images from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a visualization of the extreme rainfall that has accumulated in Florida over the past week. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and Japan's space agency JAXA. It consists of a GPM core observatory satellite and a constellation of cooperating probes. As the GPM core observatory satellite passed above Sou ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2017
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 31, 2017
exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service
Paris (AFP) May 30, 2017
Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Nanoscale, has probed the structure and material properties of protein machines in bacteria, which have the capacity to convert carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are a phylum of bacteria that produce oxygen and energy during photosynthesis, similar to green plants. They are among the most ... more
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructure
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The intriguing X-37B robot spaceplane just can't stay grounded. Barely months after landing from a mission lasting more than two years, the next X-37B will blast off in August 2017. That's a quick turnaround, but it seems probable that the next spaceplane to fly won't be the same one that recently landed. The US Air Force, owners of the semi-secret spacecraft, has two vehicles, both with long mi ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Elbit Systems offer Airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance Solution for HLS and Defense Needs
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
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'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots "that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant," said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv Batra in a ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
AI gets so-so grade in Chinese university entrance exam


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