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Wake Forest Professor Demonstrates Use of Alternative Fuels to School Children

Wake Forest Professor Demonstrates Use of Alternative Fuels to School Children

Associate professor of physics at Wake Forest University, in collaboration with SciWorks science center, has developed an interactive mobile exhibit to demonstrate the application of alternative fuels to school children. [More]
Novel Machine Recycles and Transforms Styrofoam into Reusable Pellets

Novel Machine Recycles and Transforms Styrofoam into Reusable Pellets

Entrepreneurs in Mexico have designed and developed a novel machine which can convert recycled styrofoam into rigid plastic pellets with a 97% conversion rate, which can then be used to manufacture plastic products. [More]
Magical Calcium-to-Silica Ratio for Greener, Stronger Cement

Magical Calcium-to-Silica Ratio for Greener, Stronger Cement

Researchers have developed a new method to manufacture cement that is more greener and stronger. Concrete is widely used as a construction material and is significant contributor of greenhouse-gas emissions leading to global warming. Cement is a major component of concrete. [More]
Researchers Create Computational Models to Improve Properties of Concrete

Researchers Create Computational Models to Improve Properties of Concrete

An international team of researchers from Rice University, Marseille University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed atom-scale computational models to enhance the properties of concrete for general applications. [More]
World's First 3D Printed Car's Test Drive Successful

World's First 3D Printed Car's Test Drive Successful

Local Motors, along with a team of industry experts, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cincinnati Incorporated, and The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) launched the world’s first 3D-printed car in McCormick Place, Chicago, on September 13, 2014. As part of a victory lap, John B. Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, accompanied by AMT President Doug Woods, drove the car around at the six-day show. [More]
Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Industrial processes and consumption of fossil fuels release greenhouse gases, a major cause of global warming. An advanced membrane engineered by an international research team led by Easan Sivaniah at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University can address this problem by eliminating greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. [More]
Researchers Develop Bionic Liquids to Improve the Economics of Biofuel Production

Researchers Develop Bionic Liquids to Improve the Economics of Biofuel Production

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have successfully developed bionic liquids from by-products obtained from biofuel production. These by-products include hemicellulose and lignin. JBEI is a multi-institutional collaboration headed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). [More]
Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Making Solar Cells from Old Car Batteries

Lead pollution is a constant risk when disposing of batteries. Now a team at MIT have proposed a system capable of recycling materials from old car batteries into durable solar panels. The development uses perovskite technology and could offer an new life for waste battery material. [More]
New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

The path towards using new cleaner energy sources has been brought one step closer thanks to a research team at the University of Liverpool, who have developed a microporous organic polymer which demonstrates outstanding carbon dioxide adsorption characteristics. [More]
Novinda Introduces New Product for Low Cost Oxidation of Vapor Phase Mercury

Novinda Introduces New Product for Low Cost Oxidation of Vapor Phase Mercury

Novinda Corporation, a leader in non-carbon mercury removal solutions, today announced a new product designed to provide low cost oxidation of vapor phase mercury, and enhance the mercury removal performance of wet scrubbers in coal-fired power plants. [More]