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 →

IoT Energy Storage – A Forecast

(De Gruyter) – Internet of Things (IoT) devices with only non-chargeable battery cells have a limited lifetime based on the total battery energy provided. By replacing batteries on IoT devices with an energy harvester, the situation changes.... Read more →

This Latte Is A Gas

(SwRI) – Hydraulic fracturing, also called “frac’ing,” allows the U.S. to tap vast oil and gas reserves previously locked away in shale and other unconventional reservoirs by injecting high-pressure fluids into wells that run thousands... 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 →

The Grand Challenge of Biofuels

(Dartmouth) – A robust second-generation biofuels industry based on inedible cellulosic biomass available as wood, grass, and various wastes was widely expected to be in place by now. Anticipated benefits include climate change mitigation... Read more →
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