MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative | Nov. 19, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei sustainability alternative-energy oil-and-gas electric-vehicles infrastructure policy research automobiles autonomous-vehicles cities emissions china energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering environment materials-science-and-engineering research school-of-engineering sustainability oil-and-gas emissions

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management oil-and-gas climate-change environment industry policy climate greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide emissions sustainability


Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Oil and water: Studying pressing environmental dilemmas in the Middle East

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Dec. 26, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

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Oil and water: Studying the Persian Gulf's most pressing environmental dilemmas

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Dec. 26, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science research climate-change earth-and-atmospheric-sciences ocean-science environment middle-east profile water oil-and-gas

Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded

Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 12, 2018 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering research energy school-of-engineering oil-and-gas fossil-fuels nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Drug manufacturing that’s out of this world | MIT News

Continuous-flow chemistry device used for drug production could find use in long-duration space missions.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Jan. 5, 2018
~9 mins |

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Turning emissions into fuel | MIT News

MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 28, 2017
~6 mins |

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