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  1. While cleaning leaked oil engine oil from the garage floor it occurred to me that this waste might be a useful catalyst for heavy...


  2. Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide...


  3. Fracking with CO2 instead of water could be more efficient - study That could be a win-win.
      


  4. Principles of Dynamic Heterogeneous Catalysis: Surface Resonance and Turnover Frequency Response https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.9b01606 This is computer simulations so it may not mean much. If there is any...
      


  5. from here: https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2019/05/03/environmental-activists-funeral-nuclear-power/3565176002/ "“I don’t like coal either, but I think nuclear power is an existential threat," said Gunter, who has been protesting nuclear power since before the...


  6. Construction to Begin on Plastics-to-Fuel Plant California-based Brightmark Energy will today break ground on its $260 million plastics-to-fuel plant in the northeast Indiana town of...
      


  7. https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/why-australian-innovation-is-driving-hydrogen-cars-gwxnp2
      


  8. Evolving battery technology will alter demand for raw materials Ahead of the S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards in London, on May 16, The Barrel presents...
      


  9. An Indiana integrated gasification combined cycle plant (IGCC) to be converted for ammonia production will receive funding from OGCI Climate Investments for an adjacent...
      


  10. NASA backs development of cryogenic hydrogen system to power all-electric aircraft https://newatlas.com/nasa-cheeta-funding-aircraft-fuel-cell/59725/
      


  11. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/how-to-predict-the-future/588040/ The Peculiar Blindness of Experts Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. DAVID EPSTEIN JUNE 2019 ISSUE
      


  12. Enhanced oil recovery improved by nanoparticle-induced crude swelling Most EOR methods use surfactants as injection fluids in traditional core-flooding operations. However, a new micromodel improves...
      


  13. New material for hydrogen fuel tanks: "The cost of manufacturing our material is so low, and the energy density it can store is so much...
      


  14. Elon Musk to Tesla Employees: It's 'Hardcore' Belt-Tightening Time Tesla CEO Elon Musk and new Chief Financial Officer Zach Kirkhorn will personally review all expenses...
      


  15. Evolving battery technology will alter demand for raw materials Interesting.
      


  16. Researchers develop viable, environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam       Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better...
      


  17. Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars Developing renewable, plant-based alternatives for petroleum-derived chemicals is a major piece of the effort to transition away...
      


  18. Mercedes want to abandon combustion engines by 2039by Staff WritersBerlin (AFP) May 13, 2019 German giant Mercedes-Benz said Monday it wants to stop selling traditional...
      


  19. Analysis: Methane Emissions Intensity Declines in Top Shale Basins Saturday, April 27, 2019 Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment...
      


  20. UN “very confident” of deal to stop plastic waste ending up in the sea   11/05/2019   Nearly 200 countries taking part in marathon talks aimed at reducing...
      


  21. Study finds that current approach to limiting wintertime pollution may initially backfire   Study finds that current approach to limiting wintertime pollution may initially backfire 10...
      


  22. Wow, oceans rose 136,000 years ago. Who was driving Hummers then? and who was burning coal and doing hydraulic fracturing?? , sea levels rise...
      


  23. https://electrek.co/2019/05/08/gm-lordstown-workhorse-electric/ Donald Trump tweeted today that GM would be selling its recently shuttered Lordstown, Ohio plant to Workhorse to build electric (pickup) trucks.   Trump said he...
      


  24. Any thoughts on $500 million dollar plants capturing carbon and injecting it back in the ground or using it to make carbon neutral fuels? The...


  25. Scientists develop new material to tackle oil pollution This would probably undermine the "keep it in the ground" argument from a certain perspective, therefore it...
      


  26. First indoor solar-powered cooker will use rays of sunshine to heat food I want one for the summer. My birthday is conveniently in July. Thank...
      


  27. Paying consumers to increase their consumption can reduce the cost of integrating wind and solar electricity production into the grid Very interesting experiment. Finding ways...
      


  28. For curious lurkers and curious geologists, here's a blog you may want to poke around a bit in. Petrophysics_Supreme Petrophysics an exotic earth science, poorly understood and...


  29. Great addition, this subforum! Decade-Long Geology Project Rewrites Origins of Earth’s Methane I told you we were doomed, didn't I? Joke aside, fascinating stuff.
      

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