Development of a rapid method to knockout genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
Dec 05, 2016
A pair of plant biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, has reported in the journal Plant and Cell Physiology, on the development of a new vector (a carrier to transfer genetic ...
New findings boost promise of molybdenum sulfide for hydrogen catalysis
Dec 01, 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen ...
EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
Dec 01, 2016
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday.
New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Nov 29, 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased ...
New technology aims to makes photovoltaic cells 70% more effective
Nov 28, 2016
Technion researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The study was conducted at the Excitonics Lab, headed by Assistant Professor Carmel Rotschild ...
New way to make low-cost solar cell technology
Nov 14, 2016
Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity.
Radiophysicists double the efficiency of solar cells
Nov 14, 2016
Anton Pischagin, a graduate student of the Faculty of Radiophysics advised by Professor Andrey Kokhanenko, is developing nanostructures based on silicon for converting solar energy into electricity. These materials will allow ...
Emissions trading would be more effective than mileage standards, new study shows
Nov 09, 2016
As the European Union contemplates new policies aimed at meeting its emissions-reduction commitments under last year's Paris Agreement on climate change, a new study by researchers at MIT and elsewhere could provide some ...
Researchers discover how a bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum, utilizes both CO2 and cellulose
Nov 01, 2016
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the surprise discovery that a metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in a microorganism capable of breaking down ...
Toshiba's photo-electrochemical system achieves 0.48% efficiency converting CO2 into ethylene glycol
Oct 31, 2016
Toshiba has achieved an advance in photo-electrochemical processing that converts carbon dioxide directly into ethylene glycol with an efficiency of 0.48%. Ethylene glycol is a useful and versatile industrial raw material ...