What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

Our research identified three key lessons.

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard University • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: china brazil solar-power india energy-transition biofuel ethanol clean-energy leds solar-photovoltaics

A smart second skin gets all the power it needs from sweat

Lightweight, flexible materials can be used to make health-monitoring wearable devices, but powering the devices is a challenge. Using fuel cells instead of batteries could make the difference.

Wei Gao, Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health robots research-brief carbon-nanotubes biofuel prosthetics nanotubes fuel-cells nanomaterials biomedical-devices wearables

Harnessing the right amount of sunshine | MIT News

Study reveals the mechanisms of a protein that helps moss and green algae defend against too much light.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 17, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  chemistry  energy  agriculture  plants  research  school-of-science  department-of-energy-doe  biofuels

A step toward renewable diesel | MIT News

Chemical engineers program yeast to convert plant sugars into oils.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 16, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  energy  microbes  research  renewable-energy  school-of-engineering  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  department-of-energy-doe  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  biofuels  gas-and-oil

Gregory Stephanopoulos receives Samson Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels | MIT News

Metabolic engineering pioneer recognized for his work in the engineering of microbes for biofuels production.

Melanie Miller Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Oct. 19, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  evolution  energy  microbes  greenhouse-gases  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  faculty  chemical-engineering  alternative-energy  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  biofuels

Biofuels: Too early or too late? | MIT News

Professor Kristala Prather engages undergrads in a discussion about the future of biofuels.

Francesca McCaffrey | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
May 31, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  biology  policy  students  school-of-engineering  special-events-and-guest-speakers  faculty  mit-energy-initiative  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  biofuels

3 Questions: Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels | MIT News

Research conducted by Kumar, along with a team led by Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, looks to the future of emissions reduction and recycling.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
May 2, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  environment  bacteria  carbon-dioxide  emissions  research  3-questions  mit-energy-initiative  chemical-engineering  alternative-energy  biofuels

Boosting biofuel production | MIT News

New MIT research finds supplements help yeast survive.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 10, 2015 ~14 min

Tags:  energy  biology  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  whitehead-institute  mit-energy-initiative  chemical-engineering  biofuels  ethanol

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