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Microcapsule carbon capture technique may help microbreweries go ‘green’

By April Gocha / June 30, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists have developed a carbon capture system that uses simple, nontoxic carbon dioxide-grabbing polymer microcapsules to absorb and store the greenhouse gas generated during beer brewing.

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The more brittle, the better—Defects key to ‘greener’ concrete manufacturing practices

By Stephanie Liverani / April 12, 2016

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, say looking at defects could be key to ‘greener’ concrete production that will reduce concrete manufacturing’s impact on climate change.

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Video: From waste to resource—3-D printing carbon emissions into alternative concrete

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.

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Plan to cut airplane emissions could mean big things for ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / June 18, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to develop standards to reduce emissions from airplanes, according to a recent NY Times article. But what will that mean for ceramic matrix composites?

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Baking soda dons silicone cape, mops up carbon dioxide in attempt to save planet

By April Gocha / February 13, 2015

A team of scientists at Harvard University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have devised microencapsulated sorbent materials to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas cheaper, safer, and more efficiently than current methods.

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Glass-grown algae may be the future of biofuel

By April Gocha / November 18, 2014

Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.

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Cool roofs in not-so-cool China equal energy, emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / September 29, 2014

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.

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Student-designed catalytic converter “greens” up your lawnmower for little green

By April Gocha / July 22, 2014

A group of students from the University of California, Riverside is hoping to make yard work more eco-friendly with the development of a simple add-on contraption that can remove 93 percent of pollutants from gas lawnmower exhaust.

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Video: Catching carbon dioxide—new material helps contain greenhouse gas release from natural gas wellheads

By April Gocha / June 19, 2014

A new material developed by scientists at Rice University may help ease some of the burdens behind natural gas preparation by replacing current costly and energy-intensive techniques to isolate natural gas from contaminating carbon dioxide gases from natural gas wells.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 3, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 3, 2014.

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