How diatoms grab sunlight could lead to better biofuels

The way diatoms—algae that produces 20% of the Earth's oxygen—harness solar energy could lead to cheaper, more efficient biofuels.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae fossil-fuels photosynthesis renewable-fuels


Solar refinery turns light and air into liquid fuel

A new rooftop solar refinery pulls in CO2 and light and turns them into a liquid fuel.

ETH Zurich | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured air fuels light renewable-energy

Cleaner, safer rocket fuel could still have plenty of power

Rocket fuels are so carcinogenic that people who work with them need to suit up as if they were going to space. A cleaner safer option may be possible.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | April 8, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology fuels satellites space

Water-splitting system pulls green fuel from seawater

A new electrolysis system splits seawater to create hydrogen fuel more quickly than other methods.

Stanford | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment electricity hydrogen oceans renewable-fuels sustainability water

Why gas prices vary in the same part of town

Why do gas prices often vary within the same part of town? New research identifies the factors at play.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | March 11, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers fossil-fuels money vehicles

Method converts plastic trash into clean fuel

Millions of tons of plastic flow into oceans each year, but a new process could turn a lot of that trash into useful products like clean fuel.

Kelsey Henry-Purdue | Feb. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured fuels oceans plastics pollution

Fossil fuel emissions climb for 2nd straight year

"We thought, perhaps hoped, emissions had peaked a few years ago… that was wishful thinking."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | Dec. 6, 2018 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change emissions fossil-fuels pollution

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