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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

  • A World Without Petroleum

    Published 27 July 2010 | viewed 42,127 times

    Occidental Petroleum is running a very clever and funny ad supporting and informing about what petroleum is used for as well as natural gas, gasoline…

  • The Hunt for Dark Energy

    Published 26 July 2010 | viewed 4,005 times

    It’s out there, or so they say in the cosmic physics community.  There is a mysterious “dark energy” believed to constitute nearly three-fourths of the…

  • Shale Oil’s Place in our Energy Future

    Published 15 July 2010 | viewed 11,227 times

    Chinese researchers have identified a catalyst called NiMoW, for the hydrotreating of the refined diesel distillate fraction from the Fushun shale oil deposit. Shale oil…

  • Turning Crude Oil to Natural Gas in the Oil Field

    Published 01 July 2010 | viewed 17,667 times

    Dr. Steve Larter holds the University of Calgary’s Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology and has more than 30 years’ research experience in petroleum geology…

  • The New Challenges and Benefits of Wind Power

    Published 23 June 2010 | viewed 12,179 times

    The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) asserts in a study released last month that the power grid for five western states –…

  • Solar Energy May Soon Get Much Cheaper

    Published 10 June 2010 | viewed 18,858 times

    Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new solar cell that they hope will cost a tiny fraction of current production.…

  • The race to Find a Platinum Replacement is on

    Published 30 May 2010 | viewed 19,167 times

    Platinum – the joy of a jewelry designer – the bane of a catalyst user, and in the current economy its the most expensive element…

  • Alternative Energy Industry Breathes a Sign of Relief as Rare Earth Elements Found in Nebraska

    Published 20 May 2010 | viewed 10,585 times

    Nebraska is one of those places the coastees like to dis as nowhere.  Nebraska is a big mostly flat state that if driving across is…

  • Turning Biomass into Crude Oil

    Published 05 May 2010 | viewed 14,292 times

    University of Michigan professors are heating and squishing algae in a pressure-cooker that fast-forwards the crude oil making process from millennia to just minutes.  It…

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