April 6/13, 2009



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Perspective

"The transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources is a long and expensive but an absolutely vital process. We need a long term (30 to 50 years), high-priority program using a substantial part of the GNP and covering the entire scope – from fundamental research to commercial installation strategy – to gradually replace the fossil fuels we use for power generation, transportation and industrial thermal energy."
 
- Jacob Karni, from Special Report


News

RESEARCH - BATTERIES & CAPACITORS

Virus-built batteries advance

April 2, 2009
Change two genes in a bacteria-infecting virus and you can make high-power lithium ion batteries cheaply and cleanly. [more]

RESEARCH - FUEL CELLS

Iron promises cheaper fuel cells

April 2, 2009
Cram the right material into nanoscale holes in carbon and you're a step closer to practical hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles. [more]

RESEARCH - HYDROGEN

Metal heats up water splitting

April 6, 2009
Heat up the right metal-bearing molecule and you can generate hydrogen from water using sunlight. [more]

RESEARCH - BIOFUELS

Pressure pumps up algae biofuel

April 6, 2009
Put water under enough pressure and you can turn algae into methane fuel and at the same time pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. [more]

RESEARCH - SOLAR CELLS

Anti-glare coating makes see-through solar cell

April 6, 2009
Put an antiglare coating on an organic solar cell and you've got windows that generate electricity. [more]

FUNDING - SOLAR CELLS

NSF funds hybrid solar cell project

April 6, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded $299,600 to University of Pennsylvania's Cherie Kagan to study the interplay of organic and inorganic materials in hybrid solar cells. [more]

FUNDING - FUEL CELLS

NSF funds microbial fuel cell project

April 6, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 to Texas A&M's Paul de Figueiredo and Arum Han to study how bacteria generate electricity. [more]


Features

Q&As


Special Report
Energy in transition: researchers talk about Obama and our future

The return of science, the enormous task, the Apollo-like effort required, and ideas for remaking the nation's energy infrastructure.

Eric on Energy

March 23, 2009

Cold fusion gets a little respect

The study of low-energy nuclear reactions, a.k.a. cold fusion, is coming in from the cold. [more]

Features

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Special Report
Energy in transition: researchers talk about Obama and our future

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Cleantech Group
India-Japan project develops paper-thin batteries

Technology Review
Better Lithium-ion Batteries

Cnet
Detroit Electric resurrected as $25,000 electric car

Scientific American
Clean Tech: Force It or Fund It?

Wired
Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now

Scientific American
Who will manage the smart energy grid when it finally arrives?

TechOn
Toray Claims 'Highest Efficiency' for Organic Thin-film Solar Cell

Michael Kanellos, Greentech Media
Will the Solar Industry Become Like the PC Industry?

Wall Street Journal
Doldrums: Siemens’ New Wind Turbine Tackles Low-Wind Areas

Technology Review
Wheel Motors to Drive Dutch Buses

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