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Brian Westenhaus

New Energy and Fuel

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Brian Westenhaus

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

  • Converting Plastic Back to Oil

    Published 16 November 2010 | viewed 20,331 times

    Blest, a Japanese company has invented a safe and user-friendly machine that can convert plastic back to oil. The machine is effective in recycling different…

  • U.S. Ethanol Production Nearing One Million Barrels Per Day

    Published 13 November 2010 | viewed 13,351 times

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports for August that U.S. ethanol production rose in August to an all-time high, production averaged more than 869,000 barrels…

  • A New Way to Prospect and Discover Oil and Gas

    Published 12 November 2010 | viewed 6,117 times

    Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and The Spanish Research Council have revealed a new model that explains what happens as the continents thin…

  • Eliminating CO2 Emissions at Low Cost

    Published 11 November 2010 | viewed 5,670 times

    The TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Energy Systems and Technology’s newly dedicated pilot plant will be utilized for investigating two new methods for CO2 capture that…

  • New Wind Turbine Design Could be the Turning Point for Wind Power

    Published 09 November 2010 | viewed 12,606 times

    The Honeywell Wind Turbine needs only 33 feet of above ground clearance and just a claimed one half mile per hour wind to start up. …

  • Turning Grass Into Fuel

    Published 05 November 2010 | viewed 14,210 times

    Researchers at the University of Illinois have completed the first extensive geographic yield and economic analysis of potential bioenergy grass crops in the Midwestern United…

  • The Global Warming Scam Hit by More Scandal

    Published 19 October 2010 | viewed 8,197 times

    For the scientifically adept and honest people global warming is a huge embarrassment.  Not only have the main base perpetrators been caught but also the…

  • A Fuel cell that runs on Regular Diesel and Biodiesel

    Published 18 October 2010 | viewed 21,877 times

    Using biodiesel as well as regular diesel in a fuel cell is for many an incredible idea. The Research Council of Norway’s RENERGI program Technical…

  • Nuclear Power: More Cost Effective Than Wind Energy

    Published 14 October 2010 | viewed 18,016 times

    If you’re a large electrical user and concerned about just what all the alternative power generation ideas will do to your stockholders, management and labor…

  • Improving Solar Cell Technology

    Published 14 October 2010 | viewed 7,008 times

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.K. has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer photovoltaic solar-cell…

  • Finding a Path for the New Energy Economy

    Published 07 October 2010 | viewed 4,305 times

    Lots of pundits politicians and special interests all want their idea to be the path for a new energy economy.  Lest we forget, we consumers…

  • Making Photovoltaic Solar Cells More Efficient

    Published 15 September 2010 | viewed 7,960 times

    The maximum use of incoming solar radiation relies on using the full spectrum of the light and infrared radiation. There’s a lot of power in…

  • Thorium: A Cheap, Clean and Safe Alternative to Uranium

    Published 14 September 2010 | viewed 49,411 times

    With some concept tests thorium used as a nuclear fuel could end energy as a problem issue and shift the economy into a new growth…

  • Solar Energy Provides a Breakthrough in Iron Production

    Published 07 September 2010 | viewed 20,181 times

    George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that…

  • Dry Water to Join the Fight Against Global Warming

    Published 03 September 2010 | viewed 5,746 times

    Dry water was discovered in 1968 and got attention for its potential use in cosmetics. Scientists at the University of Hull, U.K. rediscovered it in…

  • A Boom in Oil Drilling Thanks To Natural Gas

    Published 31 August 2010 | viewed 8,262 times

    The horizontal drilling and fracturing techniques that press’s favorite devil Halliburton pioneered to trigger the natural gas boom are the same technologies spurring a Canadian…

  • Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

    Published 20 August 2010 | viewed 27,097 times

    The BP well blowout, fire, explosion and platform collapse, and the ensuing crude oil leak are without doubt the result of human failings.  Underestimating the…

  • Creating and Harvesting Natural Gas

    Published 13 August 2010 | viewed 17,150 times

    Luca Technologies harnesses natural processes to sustainably produce natural gas.  The Golden, Colo. based company has developed a process to generate and then extract more…

  • Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

    Published 08 August 2010 | viewed 9,264 times

    Storing the energy from wind is obviously useful.  But is it essential?  Numerous studies cover the matter both asserting that storage can useful and asserting…

  • Captured CO2 to be Used as a New Fuel Source Using Solar Power

    Published 28 July 2010 | viewed 11,921 times

    George Washington University’s Dr. Stuart Licht and colleagues have published the first experimental evidence of their new solar thermal electrochemical photovoltaic (STEP) process, which combines…

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