Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths, to promote efficient bioenergy productionWed, 02 Sep 2015 09:13:38 EDT
Researchers have shown that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Elucidation of the physiological significance of coccolith formation in E. huxleyi can help promote efficient bioenergy production using microalgae. Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel productionFri, 28 Aug 2015 14:29:40 EDT
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability. Charging a lithium-ion battery efficiently with a solar cellThu, 27 Aug 2015 11:16:39 EDT
Researchers have wired four perovskite solar cells in series to enhance the voltage and directly photo-charged lithium batteries with 7.8 percent efficiency -- the most efficient reported to date, the researchers believe. Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesisMon, 24 Aug 2015 21:22:55 EDT
Researchers using a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have combined semiconducting nanowires with select microbes to create a system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen and uses it to synthesize carbon dioxide into methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. Using sunlight to recharge the cooling system of trailer containersThu, 20 Aug 2015 13:01:20 EDT
A group of scientists has replaced diesel with kinetic energy, saving up to 20 thousand liters of fuel annually, they say, adding that this includes a series of energetically self-sustained boxes for the transport of perishable goods, with a cooling system that replaced the use of diesel with sunlight and kinetic energy.