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Phinergy’s metal-air battery could eliminate EV range anxiety

  By Darren Quick   Phinergy’s demonstration vehicle boasts a range of over 1,000 miles (1,609 km) using metal-air battery technology Image Gallery (3 images)   Israel-based company Phinergy claims to have developed metal-air battery technology that promises to end the range

Phinergy’s metal-air battery could eliminate EV range anxiety

  By Darren Quick   Phinergy’s demonstration vehicle boasts a range of over 1,000 miles (1,609 km) using metal-air battery technology Image Gallery (3 images)   Israel-based company Phinergy claims to have developed metal-air battery technology that promises to end the range

Self-healing “artificial leaf” produces energy from dirty water

By Darren Quick   The ‘artificial leaf’ created by Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D. and his team now has self-healing capabilities (Photo: Dominick Reuter) The 2013 Passat TDI - www.vw.com/PassatTDI See How Affordable Premium Features Can Be. Build Your Own Passat Today Ads by

Self-healing “artificial leaf” produces energy from dirty water

By Darren Quick   The ‘artificial leaf’ created by Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D. and his team now has self-healing capabilities (Photo: Dominick Reuter) The 2013 Passat TDI - www.vw.com/PassatTDI See How Affordable Premium Features Can Be. Build Your Own Passat Today Ads by

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Sol Voltaics a Swedish Nanotech Startup Sees Space Material Improving Solar

 PT Oxford Scientific via Getty Images 3D Atomic Force Micrograph of the surface of molecular beam epitaxy-grown gallium arsenide. Sol Voltaics AB, a Swedish startup backed by the founder of Norway’s Renewable Energy Corp. ASA, is developing a material based on

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Sol Voltaics a Swedish Nanotech Startup Sees Space Material Improving Solar

 PT Oxford Scientific via Getty Images 3D Atomic Force Micrograph of the surface of molecular beam epitaxy-grown gallium arsenide. Sol Voltaics AB, a Swedish startup backed by the founder of Norway’s Renewable Energy Corp. ASA, is developing a material based on

This Material Will Power the Future — If Somebody Can Profit From It

BY LEE BRUNO   Dr. Rahul R. Nair from the University of Manchester shows a 1-micron-thick graphene oxide film. Photo: University of Manchester It was a Friday evening at the University of Manchester and scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov

This Material Will Power the Future — If Somebody Can Profit From It

BY LEE BRUNO   Dr. Rahul R. Nair from the University of Manchester shows a 1-micron-thick graphene oxide film. Photo: University of Manchester It was a Friday evening at the University of Manchester and scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov

Next-gen biofuels making slow, slow, slow progress in 2013

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:Companies that are still looking to produce biofuels from plant waste (and not corn) are making slow, but steady progress on milestones in 2013. tweet this In the time it takes to scale up the production of

Next-gen biofuels making slow, slow, slow progress in 2013

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:Companies that are still looking to produce biofuels from plant waste (and not corn) are making slow, but steady progress on milestones in 2013. tweet this In the time it takes to scale up the production of

Bill Gates, investors, back sodium battery startup Aquion Energy

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:Battery startup Aquion Energy is raising another round of $35 million from Bill Gates and other new and existing investors. The company has been planning to build a factory in Pennsylvania that can produce its low cost

Bill Gates, investors, back sodium battery startup Aquion Energy

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:Battery startup Aquion Energy is raising another round of $35 million from Bill Gates and other new and existing investors. The company has been planning to build a factory in Pennsylvania that can produce its low cost

Kleiner Perkins backs energy comparison startup Choose Energy

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:A startup called Choose Energy is offering consumers a comparison shopping site for electricity in deregulated markets, and is building tools to help retail energy providers acquire customers. The company raised a series A round from Kleiner

Kleiner Perkins backs energy comparison startup Choose Energy

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:A startup called Choose Energy is offering consumers a comparison shopping site for electricity in deregulated markets, and is building tools to help retail energy providers acquire customers. The company raised a series A round from Kleiner

‘Solar to Hydrogen’ Conversion System

    Sun Catalytix, an American company founded by a MIT professor, is working on a low-cost ‘solar to hydrogen’ power system and plans to launch it within the next 18 months. The product which was announced about two years ago has

‘Solar to Hydrogen’ Conversion System

    Sun Catalytix, an American company founded by a MIT professor, is working on a low-cost ‘solar to hydrogen’ power system and plans to launch it within the next 18 months. The product which was announced about two years ago has

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Life After Oil and Gas

  WE will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking for natural gas. We must approve the Keystone XL pipeline to get Canadian oil. This mantra, repeated on TV

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Life After Oil and Gas

  WE will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking for natural gas. We must approve the Keystone XL pipeline to get Canadian oil. This mantra, repeated on TV

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Nuclear Industry Withers in U.S. as Wind Pummels Prices

Wind-generated electricity supplied about 3.4 percent of U.S. demand in 2012 and the share is projected to jump to 4.2 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Photographer: Konrad Fiedler/Bloomberg A glut of government-subsidized wind power may

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Nuclear Industry Withers in U.S. as Wind Pummels Prices

Wind-generated electricity supplied about 3.4 percent of U.S. demand in 2012 and the share is projected to jump to 4.2 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Photographer: Konrad Fiedler/Bloomberg A glut of government-subsidized wind power may

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In Search of Nuclear Energy Miracles

By JUSTIN GILLIS At a legendary but secretive laboratory in California, Lockheed Martin is working on a plan that some employees hope might transform the world’s energy system: a practicable type of nuclear fusion. Some 900 miles to the north, Bill

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In Search of Nuclear Energy Miracles

By JUSTIN GILLIS At a legendary but secretive laboratory in California, Lockheed Martin is working on a plan that some employees hope might transform the world’s energy system: a practicable type of nuclear fusion. Some 900 miles to the north, Bill

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Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Cars

By KEVIN CAMERON THE battery maker A123, a producer of lithium-ion cells for hybrid cars made by General Motors and Fisker Automotive that was founded in 2001 by MIT scientists, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 16. ReVolt Technology, a maker of zinc-air batteries

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Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Cars

By KEVIN CAMERON THE battery maker A123, a producer of lithium-ion cells for hybrid cars made by General Motors and Fisker Automotive that was founded in 2001 by MIT scientists, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 16. ReVolt Technology, a maker of zinc-air batteries