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UCR scientists developing process to convert wet bio-waste into energy
... sludge and grass clippings, into synthetic diesel fuel
and electricity in a move that could potentially r... waste has historically been difficult to use as a fuel
source because previous technologies required the waste be dried before conversion into fuel. By ada...
Research highights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...ncer and other abnormalities. Odorless option for fuel
cells - A new, environmentally friendly system th...l gas for leak detection - but act as a poison to fuel
cells - has been developed by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In addition to...
New research could spearhead permanent nuclear waste storage
...s primarily a combination of aluminum-clad nuclear fuel
rods and caustic solutions added to the storage tanks to break down the rods and minimize corrosion of the tanks. This created compounds high in aluminum but with unknown chemistry. In studying how the different aluminum compounds in the tanks transf...
Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2002
... include increased reliability, 25 percent greater fuel
efficiency than conventional power sources and fuel
flexibility. The engine can be powered by fossil fuels, biomass, solar, nuclear and industrial waste...
Physics tip sheet #13 May 15, 2002
...loding a small capsule of frozen deuterium-tritium fuel
may allow ignition of a fusion reaction that would produce a usable excess of energy. However, considerable technical challenges face the project including creating a fast enough implosion that is uniform in all directions to within a few percent. Th...
End of 'free ride' on ecosystem CO2 absorption
...liorates the rise in atmospheric CO2 due to fossil fuel
burning and loss of forest. The precise ecosyste... U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Based on fossil fuel
emissions, the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere should be going up twice as fast as it...
Three-D images shed light on first steps of RNA synthesis
...nd to the promoter fragment, Darst says, "provides fuel
for a model to understand the steps in bacterial transcription." The holoenzyme specifically recognizes the sequence of the promoter and forms a structure called a closed complex closed because the DNA is not melted. Once the sequence is recognized,...
Penn State engineers boost hydrogen production from fermentation
The cars powered by hydrogen fuel
cells that the Bush Administration has partnered w...ce for hydrogen and potentially makes it a cheaper fuel
than gasoline. "Continuous fermentation is not hard to do and the high volumes of gas produced mak...
Global aluminium waste headache solved
...erged into the molten material in the furnace. The fuel
combusts at the tip, heating and melting the incoming feed materials, and the injected gases cause vigorous agitation and rapid reactions. Globally there are now 30 smelting plants using the core SIROSMELT technology which are used primarily for copp...
New device removes drinking water contaminants
...rchlorate a thyroid-damaging ingredient of rocket fuel
and a drinking water problem harmless. The applications extend beyond the safety of drinking water and this one pollutant. Bruce E. Rittmann, John Evans Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Appl...
Dearborn, Mich., researchers receive award for improving automobile plastics
.... To meet consumers' increased demands for greater fuel
efficiency and safety, however, automobile manufacturers have been working on a new class of materials, called nanocomposites, that use molecule-size mineral fillers such as clay for reinforcement instead of glass or talc. Lee and Mielewski have dis...
New computer model promises detailed picture of worldwide climate
... "Flying Leap Experiment," which will track fossil fuel
carbon emissions as they are dissolved in the oceans and subsequently released back into the atmosphere. Jeffrey Kiehl, a key leader in development of the model at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, expects the CCSM-2 to play an integral r...
Efficient plastic nuggets key to agricultural plastic waste disposal
...ed with coal in coal fired boilers, refuse-derived fuel
burners and even cement kilns. The process can mi...ed, where the energy potential of the plastic as a fuel
is wasted. Nurserymen, landscapers, truck farmers, mushroom growers, hothouse owners and even dairy...
UMass researcher helping the EPA to determine health effects of spent rocket fuel
...A) determine how to deal with tons of spent rocket fuel
that has seeped into aquifers in parts of the Amer..., a salt that has been a major component in rocket fuel
for roughly 50 years, said Thomas Zoeller, an endocrinologist at UMass. "We know it can be harmful...
Beyond prescribed burning
ASHEVILLE, NC - Combining fuel
reduction treatments may be the best way to manage... of "rough" -- the undergrowth vegetation that can fuel
catastrophic fires -- in flatwood pine forests. Low-intensity prescribed fire every few years is the...
Wisconsin team engineers hydrogen from biomass
...ave developed a new process that produces hydrogen fuel
from plants. This source of hydrogen is non-toxic,...wer an internal combustion engine or a solid-oxide fuel
cell. Very little additional energy would be required to drive the process." Because the Wisconsin p...
Proposed remedy for forest fires puts economic interests first
...rbrush, deadwood and small trees ingredients that fuel
major forest fires that have accumulated from years of successfully controlled wildfires. But he's also hinted at compensating the logging companies taking on this task with ...
New Amazon forest monitoring team: RAINFOR
...rom the atmosphere equivalent to the annual fossil fuel
emissions of the entire European Union, thus slowing the rate of global climate change. Climate change and forest fragmentation (Laurance et al. 2002), as well as surprising ecological changes such as newly reported increases in liana densities (Ph...
UCSF begins distributing the first of its two embryonic stem cell lines
...chairman Andy Grove's $5 million matching grant to fuel
the new UCSF Stem Cell Discovery Fund. The "Grove Stem Cell Challenge," is intended to fund basic studies in stem cell biology and their translation into clinical practice. UCSF has a long tradition in the field of embryonic stem cell research. In ad...
Illinois lands research center for advanced water purification
... that within a decade or two, water -- not food or fuel
-- will be the most serious shortage the world faces." According to the United Nations, an estimated 1 billion people do not have access to clean, fresh water. Each year, 5 million people die of waterborne illnesses. The world's growing population ...
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