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New Butanol Process Improves Output 100%, Cuts Costs

September 14th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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


U of I’s Ultra-Quick EV Batteries to Last Forever

October 5th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

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



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