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A more profitable and eco-friendly method for turning biomass into biochemicals and green hydrogen

Many have dreamed of being able to turn straw into gold like the fabled Rumpelstiltskin. While this may not be possible in the literal sense, scientists are using sunlight to turn straw into something more valuable.

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Offshore wind industry prepares to ride economic high tide

The U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is predicted to exceed 25,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030. But, with only two commercial offshore wind plants currently operating in the United States, developers need accurate modeling to ...

Engineering

Oddly satisfying metamaterials store energy in their skin

When you press the dimpled circles on a fountain drink lid, they become either convex or concave. Materials or structures that have two stable states demonstrate a concept called bistability.

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Selecting best microalgae for biodiesel production

Microalgae are a promising source of energy to replace fossil fuels, as they have several advantages over conventional crops used for commercial biodiesel. Microalgae have a shorter lifecycle and they can be developed in ...

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New generation of solar cells contributes to the Green Revolution

The European Union is determined to undertake a major reform known as the European Green Deal with an aim of making Europe the first climate neutral continent in 2050. The biggest changes will take place in the energy production ...

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Synthetic data sets set new standard in energy systems research

,A decent maxim for systems engineering would be "there is no substitute for the real thing"—there is nothing like testing a new device or idea on a real system, at absolute fidelity. But for obvious reasons, this is not ...

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Staying home during COVID-19 means higher electricity bills

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States in March, disruptions to daily patterns of life have become the norm. For the average American, the amount of time spent at home—whether working or avoiding ...

Engineering

AI-fueled batteries

Machine learning is increasingly being used as a tool that helps researchers discover new materials and compounds for their unique design requirements. This novel approach cuts down the time researchers spend creating and ...

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UK's sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

Hydrogen-powered car manufacturer Riversimple is hoping to steal a march on competitors ahead of Britain's promised "green revolution" that would see petrol-powered cars banned within 10 years.