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Boron: A New Nuclear Fuel Which Holds Far More Energy than Originally Thought

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Tri-Alpha Energy has allowed a bit of its research out into the world with a 79 page pdf document rich in background, results of the efforts early research, and…

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Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:00 | Environmental Finance

A next-generation biofuels producer has formed a strategic partnership with the world’s largest supplier of industrial enzymes in a move they hope will kickstart the sector’s growth.Novozymes has…

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Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:43 | Brian Westenhaus

California Lithium Battery (CLB), a finalist in Department of Energy’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new lithium…

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Petroleum Free Aviation: First Ever All-Biofuels Flight takes Place in Canada

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:37 | Biofuels Digest

In California, Aemetis announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets the world’s first flight segment on 100% renewable, drop-in biofuel, conducted by the National Research Council of Canada using its Falcon 20…

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Despite Fukushima, China Embraces Nuclear Power

Oct 26, 2012 at 18:03 | John Daly

The 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami double disaster that destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s six reactor complex at Fukushima Daiichi was a startling reminder to the global community of…

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The U.S.-EU Green Energy Divide

Oct 26, 2012 at 17:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

A report backed by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council finds the European Union could generate trillions of dollars in fuel savings by looking beyond goals mandated for 2020.…

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Refining Wood: The Most Efficient Method for Producing Cellulosic Fuel

Oct 26, 2012 at 17:29 | Brian Westenhaus

The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) has a very different take on using wood.  Refine it into the main component parts similar to what is done with crude oil.

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Ocean Power the Ignored Alternative

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:23 | Llewellyn King

DUBLIN -- Call it the joy of engineering.There is such a thing, and it is at its peak when engineers face a challenge unfettered by politics or marketing.…

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Saudi Arabia, World's Leading Oil Producer, to go "Green" at Home?

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:48 | John Daly

Renewable energy, currently a Republican object of derision and attack on the Obama administration in next month’s U.S. presidential election, may have found a most unlikely ally.Saudi Arabia.

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Nightmare on Electric Vehicle Street

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:44 | Dave Zgodzinski

Halloween starts earlier and earlier every year. Cobwebs on restaurant doorways, skulls on bank counters, when it’s still weeks away.  Evidently there are plenty of inner ghouls with lots of…

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