With just a few autonomous cars on the road, safety, traffic, and efficiency will improve everything, dramatically, for everyone. Here is the proof!
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Plastic bags are one of the most common forms of garbage, but what if we could convert them into back into petroleum based diesel fuel?
Biofuels have sort of fallen by the wayside when it comes to the talk on alternative energy. But a new butanol fermentation and capturing process can double output, while drastically reducing costs. This could make butanol a potentially attractive alternative to the other options on the table.
The University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana is still developing awesomely quick-charging batteries – but now with a little twist. The latest innovation from Professor Paul Braun’s research team looks just like an average Li-Ion battery on the outside, but the cathodes include 3-D nanostructures which allow the battery to rapidly charge and discharge without diminishing capacity in the process.
If non-food cellulosic ethanol — “celluline” — is the future of sustainable biofuels, what are the best non-food crops to use to make it? In a new study, researchers have shown that growing perennial grasses to make celluline rather than using corn stover or sugar cane is better for the environment because it increases soil […]