Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Advanced light reveals how different biofuels behave
19/01/2021 - Vehicles have evolved to become more efficient and sophisticated, but their fuel hasn't necessarily evolved along with them. Researchers are determined to identify cleaner burning and renewable...
Impacts of climate change on our water and energy systems: it's complicated
19/01/2021 - Researchers have developed a science-based analytic framework to evaluate the complex connections between water and energy, and options for adaptations in response to an evolving climate.
Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate
19/01/2021 - Positive 'tipping points' could spark cascading changes that accelerate action on climate change, experts say.
Using solar energy and agriculture to limit climate change, assist rural communities
07/01/2021 - Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual US budget,...
It's electrifying! This is how Earth could be entirely powered by sustainable energy
28/12/2020 - Can you imagine a world powered by 100% renewable electricity and fuels? It may seem fantasy, but a collaborative team of scientists has just shown this dream is theoretically possible - if we can...
Extracting energy from manure to meet peak heating demands
23/12/2020 - Cornell University is developing a system to extract energy from cattle manure to meet the campus's peak demands for heat in the winter months. Scientists involved with the project give a...
Goldilocks and the three quantum dots: Just right for peak solar panel performance
22/12/2020 - Maximizing the efficiency of renewable energy technology is dependent on creating nanoparticles with ideal dimensions and density, new simulations have shown.
NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help
22/12/2020 - By delving into scientific, technological, environmental and economic data, engineering researchers examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-free economy by 2050. Their finding:...
Roadmap to renewables unites climate and sustainability goals
22/12/2020 - Are clean energy plans missing the forest for the GHGs? A new study presents a roadmap to renewables that unites climate change and biodiversity goals.
Discovery of chromophores that emit light in the ultraviolet region when excited with visible light
22/12/2020 - Fluorescence usually entails the conversion of light at shorter wavelengths to light at longer wavelengths. Scientists have now discovered a chromophore system that goes the other way around. When...
Taking the chill off icy build-up on planes and wind turbines
22/12/2020 - New research is changing the way aircraft and wind turbine operators are addressing the risks related to ice build-up. A team has broadened the scope and functionality of their ice sensors.
Transforming clean energy technology
22/12/2020 - A team of researchers has developed a new method of harnessing solar energy, moving us closer to a clean energy future.
Electron-producing microbes power sustainable wastewater treatment
22/12/2020 - Researchers have developed a sustainable wastewater treatment system that relies on electron-producing microbial communities to clean the water. The work could someday lead to reduced reliance on the...
Benefits of renewable energy vary from place to place
16/12/2020 - A new study finds the environmental benefits of renewable power generation vary significantly, depending on the nature of the conventional power generation that the renewable energy is offsetting....
New blended solar cells yield high power conversion efficiencies
11/12/2020 - Researchers have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation.
Innovation in novel hybrid energy systems
10/12/2020 - Future novel hybrid energy systems could lead to paradigm shifts in clean energy production, according to a new article.
Breakthrough material makes pathway to hydrogen use for fuel cells under hot, dry conditions
09/12/2020 - A collaborative research team has developed a proton conductor for fuel cells based on polystyrene phosphonic acids that maintain high protonic conductivity up to 200 C without water.
Shuttering fossil fuel power plants may cost less than expected
09/12/2020 - Decarbonizing US electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model suggests that...
Study shows promising material can store solar energy for months or years
09/12/2020 - Researchers studying a crystalline material have discovered it has properties that allow it to capture energy from the sun. The energy can be stored for several months at room temperature, and it can...
Hydrogen-powered heavy duty vehicles could contribute significantly to achieving climate goals
02/12/2020 - A partial transition of German road transport to hydrogen energy is among the possibilities being discussed to help meet national climate targets. Researcher have examined the hypothetical transition...
Producing ammonia with a much smaller carbon footprint
02/12/2020 - Researchers describe a new process to produce ammonia with a potentially much lower carbon footprint.