The role of Earth Observation satellites in combating climate change is being highlighted at the United Nations climate change conference where thousands of delegates from more than 180 countries are gathered to begin negotiations of an international emissions-cutting agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period ends in 2012.
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota was awarded $2.9 million for three renewable energy projects from the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund.
Acumentrics Corporation's Canadian subsidiary, Acumentrics Canada Ltd., is partnering with Natural Resources Canada's CANMET Energy Technology Centre to investigate the use of ammonia as a fuel for Acumentrics' solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).
Using concentrated solar energy to reverse combustion, a research team from Sandia National Laboratories is building a prototype device intended to chemically “reenergize” carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide using concentrated solar power. The carbon monoxide could then be used to make hydrogen or serve as a building block to synthesize a liquid combustible fuel, such as methanol or even gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has announced its support of the student teams participating in Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility.
More Canadians will soon be putting cleaner biofuels in their vehicles such as ethanol and biodiesel.
A new data analysis undertaken by Dr. Susan Page of the University of Leicester Department of Geography and colleagues involved in the EU-funded CARBOPEAT and RESTORPEAT projects shows conclusively that large amounts of carbon dioxide are released from peatland in Southeast Asia when it is converted from natural swamp forest to plantations of oil palm or pulpwood trees.
The United States has embarked on an ambitious program to develop technology and infrastructure to economically and sustainably produce ethanol from biomass.
France is the world’s 4th most attractive market for investment in biofuels, according to Ernst & Young’s Biofuels Country Attractiveness Indices 2007. France also takes top ranks for competitiveness in individual markets, placing the country 2nd for biodiesel and 4th for ethanol.
The report, The greenhouse and air quality emissions of biodiesel blends in Australia assesses the emission levels and environmental impacts of biodiesel produced from sources including used cooking oil, tallow (rendered animal fat), imported palm oil and canola.