U.S. Now Lead Producer Of Natural Gas & Oil

Production surpasses Saudi Arabia with an eye towards Russia next – 2018 June/July #9-3 (Image: Drillinginfo) United States Sends a Message to Oil Producing Countries: Catch Me If You Can Austin, TX, Apr, 2018: American energy abundance has brought a new game in the world oil markets – the U.S. is now the leading producer of…

First Wood-to-Jet-Fuel Commercial Flight

Proves cellulosic sugars from wood can be used to make commercial jet fuel Swissport fuel manager Jarid Svraka fuels an Alaska Airlines flight powered with a 20 percent blend of biofuel made from forest residuals in Sea-Tac Washington on Nov 14, 2016.                Image: newsroom.alaskaair.com Alaska Airlines makes historic…

Game-Changing Photosynthetic Solar Cell Engineered

‘Artificial leaf’ converts atmospheric CO2 directly into syngas Simulated sunlight powers a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas. Image: news.uic.edu Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel Bill Burton, July 28, 2016: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that…

Hot New Solar Cell

System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency MIT researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, an STPV device that has a higher solar-to-electrical conversion efficiency compared to that of the underlying PV cell. Photo: courtesy of the researchers. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office, May 23, 2016: A team of MIT…

A New Approach

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power; Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse March 14, 2016: The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose…