How to curb emissions: Put a price on carbonThu, 03 Sep 2015 12:17:19 EDT
Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions. While prospects for a comprehensive carbon price are dim, especially in the US, many other policy approaches can spur the renewables revolution, according to a new policy article. Making fuel from lightWed, 02 Sep 2015 11:20:02 EDT
Photosynthesis has given life to the planet. While scientists have been studying and mimicking the natural phenomenon in the laboratory for years, understanding how to replicate the chemical process behind it has largely remained a mystery -- until now. Super solar cells collect higher energy photons 30 times betterWed, 02 Sep 2015 09:33:01 EDT
A team of scientists have created solar cells that collect higher energy photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded. Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths, to promote efficient bioenergy productionWed, 02 Sep 2015 09:13:38 EDT
Researchers have shown that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Elucidation of the physiological significance of coccolith formation in E. huxleyi can help promote efficient bioenergy production using microalgae. Cost-effective catalyst converts CO2 into natural gasTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:08:55 EDT
A new discovery helps not only to make natural gas from CO2 but also to store renewable energy. Chemists show how this process can be implemented in a cost-effective and controllable way.