Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed
07/04/2020 - A research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and is 26.7% efficient in power conversion.
Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use
07/04/2020 - Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research has quantified the importance of...
Photosynthetic proteins developed for expanded solar energy conversion
07/04/2020 - A team of scientists has developed a new photosynthetic protein system enabling an enhanced and more sustainable approach to solar-powered technological devices. The initiative is part of a broader...
Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution
07/04/2020 - Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new study.
Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
07/04/2020 - Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.
Quadrupling turbines, US can meet 2030 wind-energy goals
25/03/2020 - The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to new research.
Offshore wind farms could power much of coastal China
25/03/2020 - If China is to meet and exceed its Paris Climate Agreement goal by 2030, it's going to need to find a way to increase its wind capacity. Researchers found that offshore wind could be a big part...
Shedding light on optimal materials for harvesting sunlight underwater
25/03/2020 - There may be many overlooked organic and inorganic materials that could be used to harness sunlight underwater and efficiently power autonomous submersible vehicles, report researchers. New research...
Boosting stability of perovskites helps silicon solar cells
25/03/2020 - A change in chemical composition enabled scientists to boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell.
Ultrathin organic solar cell is both efficient and durable
25/03/2020 - Scientists have succeeded in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created a flexible organic cell that...
Water splitting advance holds promise for affordable renewable energy
25/03/2020 - A team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under...
Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability
25/03/2020 - Researchers have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.
Light to electricity: New multi-material solar cells set new efficiency standard
25/03/2020 - Researchers have overcome a key obstacle in combining the emerging solar-harvesting technology of perovskites with the commercial gold standard -- silicon solar cells. The result is a highly...
Exciting tweaks for organic solar cells
25/03/2020 - A molecular tweak has improved organic solar cell performance, bringing us closer to cheaper, efficient, and more easily manufactured photovoltaics. The new design approach targets the molecular...
New method converts carbon dioxide to methane at low temperatures
25/03/2020 - Scientists developed a new method to convert carbon dioxide to methane with an electric field at low temperatures. In comparison to previous methods, this new method can produce any amount of methane...
Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?
25/03/2020 - Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of...
Motley crew: Rust and light a possible answer to the conundrum of hydrogen fuel production
25/03/2020 - Production of hydrogen fuel is a key goal towards the development of sustainable energy practices, but this process does not have feasible techniques yet. Scientists have identified a novel technique...
Perovskite solar cells made with peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives, preventing lead leakage
25/03/2020 - Engineers have developed eco-friendly-solvent processable hole transport polymers by using peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives and the polymer can prevent lead leakage.
What to expect when you're expecting electric transportation
25/03/2020 - While electric vehicles alone may not reduce carbon emissions, a new study reveals that when electric vehicles are powered with renewable energy and coupled with carbon policy strategies, they can...
Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?
26/02/2020 - Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according...
Artificial intelligence may help scientists make spray-on solar cells
26/02/2020 - Artificial Intelligence may be just the thing to accelerate spray-on solar cell technology, which could revolutionize how consumers use energy. A research team has used Machine Learning, aka...