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Brian Westenhaus

New Energy and Fuel

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Brian Westenhaus

Biography

Brian is the editor of the popular energy technology site New Energy and Fuel. The site’s mission is to inform, stimulate, amuse and abuse the news and views across the emerging field of energy and fuels in our future. You will find the most exciting and useful news, guides and tips for making and saving money in energy and fuel, just how things work or not, where you might want to invest or get involved in a brainstorming session with other readers.

Latest articles from Brian

  • Fuel Cell Breakthrough Lowers Costs And Ups Capacity

    Published 09 September 2017 | viewed 7,464 times

    University of Delaware (UD) scientists have created a new technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a green…

  • Is This Country About To Revive Biofuels?

    Published 04 September 2017 | viewed 4,272 times

    Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo researchers found the use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by significantly lowering the number…

  • This Is Why Your Lithium Battery Doesn’t Age Well

    Published 29 April 2017 | viewed 12,699 times

    An Argonne National Laboratory team of researchers has identified one of the major culprits in capacity fade of high-energy lithium-ion batteries. Scientists refer to a…

  • “Grassoline” The Jet Fuel Of The Future?

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 12,844 times

    Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, will we…

  • New Technology Could Replace Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Published 26 February 2017 | viewed 13,903 times

    University of Southern California (USC) scientists have developed an alteration to the lithium-sulfur battery that could make it more than competitive with the lithium-ion battery.…

  • The Race To Develop The Ultimate Battery

    Published 03 November 2015 | viewed 7,674 times

    University of Cambridge scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient,…

  • Andrea Rossi Vindicated? Cold Fusion Takes Another Step Towards Credibility

    Published 12 February 2015 | viewed 57,478 times

    Professor Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University has published a paper describing his successful replication of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat LENR or cold fusion device.…

  • Nanophotonic Material Beams Excess Heat Into Space

    Published 04 December 2014 | viewed 4,512 times

    Stanford University engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends the heat from inside the…

  • True Cause Of Fracking Leaks Found – Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

    Published 17 September 2014 | viewed 8,490 times

    An Ohio State University led study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing as the…

  • Buildings Can Save More Than 50% of Electrical Energy Use

    Published 04 June 2014 | viewed 5,762 times

    A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team found commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57% with advanced energy-efficiency…

  • Photonics Breakthrough Taking Solar Power to a whole New Level

    Published 09 April 2014 | viewed 13,718 times

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a technology of slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light offering new possibilities in solar power, thermal…

  • BP Predicts an Energy Self-Sufficient Future by 2035

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 8,659 times

    BP begins its new forecast for the energy future with the statement:We project that by 2035 the US will be energy self-sufficient while maintaining its…

  • Creating Liquid Fuel from Old Plastic Bags

    Published 10 February 2014 | viewed 13,502 times

    Researchers have developed a low-temperature process converting plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products.  The most…

  • A New Affordable Fuel Cell Design

    Published 06 February 2014 | viewed 11,151 times

    The United Kingdom’s Birmingham City University in a partnership with UK motorsport entrepreneur and manufacturer Spencer Ashley and the DYPDC center for automotive research in…

  • U.S. Desire for Short Term Profit could Lead to Nuclear Power Implosion

    Published 13 January 2014 | viewed 26,627 times

    An American Physical Society group chaired by Roy Schwitters reports that if U.S. nuclear plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation…

  • Andrea Rossi’s Official ECAT Website Ready to Accept Orders for 1MW Unit

    Published 02 December 2013 | viewed 31,310 times

    Andrea Rossi, founder, leader, and technology driver at Leonardo Corporation has opened the ECAT LENR device’s web site where pre-orders can be made.  For those…

  • Virus-Built Nanowires Help Boost Battery Performance

    Published 22 November 2013 | viewed 3,145 times

    Leave it to the wizards at MIT for amazing innovation.  MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of…

  • Recycling Rare Earth Elements from Wastewater

    Published 31 October 2013 | viewed 9,075 times

    Scientists are reporting development of a new method to recycle rare earth elements from wastewater.  Many of today’s technologies, from hybrid car batteries to flat-screen…

  • Fusion Breakeven Very Close at National Ignition Facility

    Published 02 October 2013 | viewed 9,264 times

    Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) say they have met many of the demanding challenges leading up to achieving the highly stable, precisely directed…

  • Following Rossi’s E-Cat, Another Cold Fusion Device Attracts Commercial Interest

    Published 19 September 2013 | viewed 53,176 times

    Brillouin Energy has entered into its first international licensing agreement covering three nations.  The firm is involved in on-going negotiations for other potential international partners. …

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