Hydrogen-natural gas hydrates harvested by natural gas

Hydrogen-natural gas hydrates harvested by natural gas

The research team of Professor Jae Woo Lee from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in collaboration with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) demonstrated that the natural gas modulator based synthesis leads to significantly reduced synthesis pressure simultaneously with the formation of hydrogen clusters in the confined nanoporous cages of clathrate hydrates.

Global model predicts solar power installation productivity

Global model predicts solar power installation productivity

“We’ve collected 38 years of global solar radiation, weather and temperature data with a spatial resolution of 40km x 40km for the entire globe, and compared this with historical data for photovoltaic installations in Europe,” said Aarhus University department of engineering researcher Marta Victoria, who has lead the project.

NASA funds aviation research on a new fuel concept

NASA funds aviation research on a new fuel concept

"Essentially, the program focuses on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method," said Phillip Ansell, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Urbana-Champaign and principal investigator for the project.

Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

"AWES are disruptive technologies that operate at high altitudes and generate electrical energy," explains Gonzalo Sánchez Arriaga, Ramón y Cajal research fellow at the department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering at the UC3M.

Finding the energy for going viral

Finding the energy for going viral

Writing in the International Journal of Exergy, Sevgi Eylül Ferahcan, Ayşe Selcen Semerciöz, and Mustafa Özilgen of the Department of Food Engineering, at Yeditepe University, in Istanbul, Turkey, explain how poliovirus is an RNA virus which proliferates in the host's intestines ultimately leading to a crippling disease.

Renewable energy cooperatives, an opportunity for energy transition

Renewable energy cooperatives, an opportunity for energy transition

There are movements in societies seeking to make this transition "not merely technological but also designed to exploit the capacity for social transformation they offer, given the possibility of their modular use and capacity for producing energy on a local level," said Álvaro Campos-Celador, researcher in the Department of Thermal Engines and Machines of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering—Bilbao and author of the study, together with Jon Terés-Zubiaga of the same department, and Iñigo Capellán-Pérez of the University of Valladolid.

Low cost, energy-saving radiative cooling system ready for real-world applications

Low cost, energy-saving radiative cooling system ready for real-world applications

"We can now apply these materials on building roof tops, and even build large-scale water cooling systems like this one with significant advantages over the conventional air conditioning systems, which require high amounts of electricity to function," said Associate Professor Gang Tan of the University of Wyoming's Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.