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Reviving the coal industry—One product at a time

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2017

Environmental concerns and decreased demand have contributed to the decline of coal as a fuel source. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing value-added products that may eventually revive the coal industry.

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Patented process produces hydrogen on demand for fuel cell-powered aircraft

By Faye Oney / May 5, 2017

Airlines may soon be “going green.” Researchers at Technion Israel Institute of Technology have patented an eco-friendly process to produce hydrogen on demand and in air, offering up new potential for fuel cell-powered aircraft.

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Tesla unveils solar glass roofing tiles as part of its vision for integrated sustainable energy

By April Gocha / November 4, 2016

Although most famous for making electric cars, last week Tesla unveiled its concept for solar glass roofing tiles that will expand the company’s vision for a future powered by integrated sustainable energy.

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Five materials science wonders to watch in 2016

By April Gocha / December 30, 2015

Now that we’ve relived the best of Ceramic Tech Today from the past year, it’s time to turn towards the future—here are my predictions for the top five materials science topics that will take center stage in 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 10, 2015

Fastest silicon phototransistor ever made, welding unweldable metals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 10, 2015.

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Could a solar fuels future be closer within reach thanks to nanowires?

By Stephanie Liverani / August 5, 2015

Eindhoven University of Technology and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter in the Netherlands have developed a prototype solar cell that generates fuel instead of electricity.

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Can the U.S. say goodbye to fossil fuels forever? Study shows the possibility is within reach

By Stephanie Liverani / June 30, 2015

Engineers at Stanford University have developed what they call a “state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050,” and they’ve outlined how this could work in a recent paper.

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Americans clean up their energy act in 2014 and reduce fossil fuel emissions

By Stephanie Liverani / June 2, 2015

Americans rely less on fossil fuels and more on clean energy to help reduce CO2 emissions—an important shift for a more energy-efficient future. But there might be a less-obvious source of emission-free energy we’re overlooking.

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Funding for DOE’s science research, programs would remain flat under House spending plan

By Jessica McMathis / June 16, 2014

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee presented the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that keeps funding for the Department of Energy’s programs and research flat.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 11, 2014.

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