Biodiesel from Cotton Oil

(De Gruyter) – Biodiesel is a promising substitute for petroleum-derived diesel usually obtained by the transesterification method, which consists of a reaction between triglyceride and alcohol and a catalyst. Homogeneous catalysts are... Read more →

Geothermal Energy Heats Up

(Ensia) – At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took... Read more →

The Way to Make It Happen is to Build It from Scratch

(Orrick) – For years, energy executives have spoken of a day when consumers could “stream” clean energy into their homes as easily as they can stream movies onto their TVs. Patrick Maloney is bringing that reality home for thousands... Read more →

Building Façades that Move

(MIT Energy Initiative) – Most people think of infrastructure for cities and buildings as fixed, permanent, and hard. Sheila Kennedy, MIT professor of the practice of architecture, has a different idea. She calls it soft architecture.... Read more →
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