Citations with the tag: RENEWABLE energy sources -- Research
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- Sustainable energy effort hits hurdles.
// Journal of Business (10756124); 2/10/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, pA11
The article reports on a study conducted by University of South Carolina researchers which found that sustainable energy use is not attainable due to existing issues like uncertain regulations, price affordability, and myopia among political leaders.
- Golden opportunity.
Czyzewski, Andrew // Engineer (00137758); 4/25/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7815, p8
No abstract available.
- Survey offers look at on-farm use of renewable energy.
Czyzewski, Andrew // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153); Apr2011, p8
The article reports on research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service on the use of renewable energy in farms.
- Saudi Arabia eyes nuclear power.
Czyzewski, Andrew // TCE: The Chemical Engineer; May2010, Issue 827, p20
The article reports on the research into nuclear power and renewables being funded by Saudi Arabia designed to preserve its oil and gas for export.
- Commercialization priority for Lugar energy center.
O'Malley, Chris // Indianapolis Business Journal; 9/3/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 27, p7
The article focuses on the military and commercial potential of the renewable energy technology being developed at Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Sailing ships could harvest fuel from the oceans.
Knight, Helen // New Scientist; 6/5/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2763, p20
The article discusses research by scientists Max Platzer and Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn on the generation of hydrogen from equipment towed by ocean vessels and the use of product hydrogen for fuel.
- Liverpool backs renewable research.
Knight, Helen // Environmental Engineering; Feb2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p3
The article reports that the University of Liverpool in England will open the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, an interdisciplinary centre that will focus on energy research in the North West.
- EXPANDING EASTERN WIND AND TRANSMISSION.
Knight, Helen // Electric Perspectives; May/Jun2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p10
The article discusses the study "Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study," by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories that showed the possibility to reach 20 percent wind generation along the Eastern Interconnection by 2024. According to the study, added wind generation would be...
- Renewable energy research represents UTA's Tier One push.
TRONCHE, JOHN-LAURENT // Fort Worth Business Press; 3/1/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p18
No abstract available.
- Alternative thinking.
Reidy, Heath // Professional Engineering; 11/7/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 20, p32
The article focuses on Energy Technology Institute (ETI) which aims to place Great Britain at the cutting edge of renewable energy science and engineering. Accordingly, the institute will develop low-carbon technologies over the next 10 years from renewable sources such as wave, wind and solar...
- R&D now for the future.
Lerner, Ivan // ICIS Chemical Business; 10/27/2008, Vol. 274 Issue 16, p50
The author reflects on the concerns over investments in alternative energy research given the financial crisis in the U.S. The author argues that the support for alternative energy projects should continue because people are not going to stop using oil and oil-based products during financial...
- HAWAIIAN INSTITUTES PURSUE SOLAR, OCEAN THERMAL RESEARCH.
Furukawa, George // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 12/16/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 25, p18
Reports that several construction projects in Hawaii are promoting research and development of renewable-energy technologies despite the fall in its use during 2001. Construction of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority's Gateway Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Center; Presence of...
- Murkowski Urges FERC To Release Renewables Study.
Furukawa, George // Energy Daily; 12/16/2010, Issue 238, p4
The article reports on the request of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff to launch a study on the impact of integrating wind and other renewables onto the U.S. power grid.
- Green energy that's not just a fair-weather friend.
Graham-Rowe, Duncan // New Scientist; 6/4/2011, Vol. 210 Issue 2815, p26
The article discusses a renewable energy generator designed by Elias Siores at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation at the University of Bolton which can generate an electrical current from rain, wind, or sun.
- YOUR ICE IS ON FIRE.
Graham-Rowe, Duncan // Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Jul2009, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p921
The article offers information about the gas hydrates that are currently being studied by scientists in the U.S. for its potential in providing energy. It mentions that the gas hydrates that the scientists are retrieving from beneath an ocean floor and found world wide could potentially be used...
- Stars of India.
Watson, Della // Sierra; May/Jun2009, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p77
The article discusses the Green Energy and Green Livelihoods Award, which was created by the Sierra Club. This award will annually recognize India-based environmental organizations that are working to expand renewable energy technologies and develop an environmental economy. Nominees for the...
- Biofuel caution is 'deeply disappointing'.
Watson, Della // Farmers Weekly; 5/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 21, p33
The article reports on the disappointment of the British Country Land and Business Association regarding the Renewable Energy Review conducted by the Committee on Climate Change in May 2011. It mentions that the organization called for farmers to practice cautious approach to the use of biofuels...
- How much energy do pigs consume?
Watson, Della // Dakota Farmer; Feb2011, p88
The article offers information on the result of a study conducted by researchers of Iowa State University, which shows a decline of around 80% in nonrenewable energy use for pig production in the market in Iowa.
- Giant miscanthus used to make fuel.
Lewis, Keri Collins // Delta Farm Press; 8/17/2012, Vol. 69 Issue 32, p17
The article reports how Cool Planet Biofuels is using a variety of giant miscanthus plant to create gasoline, including details pertaining to its development by Mississippi State University Researcher Brian Baldwin, its applications to renewable energy, and how it compares to agricultural wastes...
- $1B renewable energy program ramps up.
SOULE, ALEXANDER // Fairfield County Business Journal; 10/22/2012, Vol. 48 Issue 43, p11
The article informs that Connecticut Light and Power Co. has selected 84 bids out of 300 received bids to start up projects related to renewable energy sources which will cost upto one billion U.S. dollars.
- Chevrolet Volt Batteries Could Enable Renewable Energy Solutions.
SOULE, ALEXANDER // Battery Power Products & Technology Magazine; Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p4
The article reports that General Motors Corp. will partner with ABB Group to develop pilot projects for examining the Chevrolet Volt's batteries as a source for renewable energy, to improve the effectiveness of solar and wind power generation.
- EXPLORING WIND ENERGY AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE.
SOULE, ALEXANDER // Economic Review (05318955); Sep2011, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p36
The focuses on the Alternative Energy Development Board's (AEDB) pursuit of renewable energy like wind and solar sources as alternatives in Pakistan. It says that wind power makes use of the power of the wind to propel wind turbines' blades. It discusses the article by Miriam Katz about the...
- …but they may also assist carbon capture.
SOULE, ALEXANDER // Environmental Engineering; Aug2012, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p7
The article reports on the partnership by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California (UC) San Diego and the Southern California Gas Co. to design a system that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas combustion into products like biodiesel.
- Bioenergy on list of sorghum's uses.
SMITH, J. T. // Farmer-Stockman; Mar2013, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p16
The article reports on the decision of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to direct $25 million to finance research and development of high-value bio-based products and next-generation renewable energy from a variety of biomass sources in 2012.
- USDA invests in bioenergy research and development.
SMITH, J. T. // High Plains Journal; 2/4/2013, Vol. 131 Issue 5, p3-B
The article informs that Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, during his visit at a bio-industrial facility of the cellulosic sugars producer Renmatix announced to provide funding for research and development of renewable energy and bio-based products from biomass sources.
- the engineer in brief.
SMITH, J. T. // Engineer (00137758); 10/31/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7827, p9
The article offers news briefs related to Great Britain such as the shelving of the plans for a Longanet power station carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in Scotland and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report regarding renewable energy sources, which could meet the 2030 electricity demand...
- Estimates of Wind Potential Revised.
SMITH, J. T. // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering; Mar2010, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p18
The article focuses on the study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and AWS Truewind using the revised estimates of wind-generated electricity potential released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
- Biofuels Gain Energy Balance.
SMITH, J. T. // C3 Views; Oct2008, Issue 25, p4
The article compares the efficiency of biofuels and other fossil fuels. According to reliable figures which are emerging from studies, biofuels can be significantly more efficient and result in lower greenhouse gas emissions than liquid fossil fuels. It informs about the energy required to...
- Power from the Florida Current: A New Perspective on an Old Vision.
Hanson, Howard P.; Skemp, Susan H.; Alsenas, Gabriel M.; Coley, Camille E. // Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Jul2010, Vol. 91 Issue 7, p861
No Abstract available.
- Scientists cook up high energy biofuel.
Hanson, Howard P.; Skemp, Susan H.; Alsenas, Gabriel M.; Coley, Camille E. // Automotive Engineer; Mar2009, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p48
The article reports on the development of a two-step method to convert cellulose from raw biomass into a high energy biofuel. A group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Wisconsin has developed such alternative fuel source. Researchers used cellulose because of its...
- Columnist Discusses Obstacles and Imperatives for Renewable Energy.
Hanson, Howard P.; Skemp, Susan H.; Alsenas, Gabriel M.; Coley, Camille E. // Power Electronics Technology; Apr2008, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses the insights of semiconductor industry veteran Alan Elbanhawy on the lack of affordable renewable energy in the U.S., that is published on the Web site "Power Electronics Technology." Elbanhawy claims that there is no investment in research to develop pollution-free...
- Charge towards cheaper renewable power.
Hanson, Howard P.; Skemp, Susan H.; Alsenas, Gabriel M.; Coley, Camille E. // Machine Design; 8/23/2001, Vol. 73 Issue 16, p42
Presents updates on renewable power research as of August 23, 2001. Information on the devices that the University of Arizona in Tucson plans to develop; Focus of the University of California in Santa Cruz; Aim of Cal Tech in improving efficiency of solar cells.
- Pond Scum Has Potential in Push For New Bio-Fuels.
Chambers, Heather // San Diego Business Journal; 4/21/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 16, p1
The article reports on the potential use of algae as resource for bio-fuels as researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have discovered ways of harnessing their algal oils. According to Steve Kay, dean of UCSD's Division of Biological Sciences, the only solution that answers...
- Short-term multi-gigawatt integration of wind power: technically feasible albeit very improbable.
Chambers, Heather // MarketWatch: Energy; Sep2009, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p11
The article discusses the findings of the wind-integration studies conducted by National Grid consultant David Milborrow and Utility Wind Integration Group in Europe. Milborrow and colleagues reveals that the British grid is capable to supporting large amount of wind energy and effectively...
- Satellite Imagery May Play Important Role in Alternative Energy Research.
Chambers, Heather // Satellite News; 10/15/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p2
The article focuses on the significance of the WorldView-2 satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe Inc. for a research regarding alternative energy in the U.S. According to the article, the satellite will allow the firm to render the detailed imagery and information, which are considered highly...
- Solar Energy Collectors Work At Night.
Chambers, Heather // American Ceramic Society Bulletin; Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p27
The article reports on Idaho National Laboratory researchers' development of a solar energy collector that is capable of gathering energy even during nighttime. The solar equipment utilizes nanoantennas which resonate from the interaction with the sun's infrared rays. The resulting energy from...
- Siemens test drives direct drive wtg.
Chambers, Heather // Modern Power Systems; Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p5
The article reports on the advocacy of Siemens Energy in developing environmentally friendly direct drive (DD) wind turbine technology (WTG) in Germany in 2008. The company plans to install wind turbines equipped with DD technology to test their performance and cost efficacy before it will...
- USDA renewable energy studies on Web.
Chambers, Heather // Rural Cooperatives; Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p41
The article reports that four studies on renewable industry commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development have been posted to the Internet. The studies were published to help focus attention on crucial strategic issues facing the nation's renewable energy industry. The...
- UTA researchers seeking grail of coal-to-liquid formula.
Carter, O. K. // Fort Worth Business Press; 2/16/2009 Energy Report, Vol. 21, p12
The article focuses on a study by University of Texas-Arlington researchers Richard Billo and Krishnan Rajeshwar on the creation of synthetic oil from coal. Billo and Rajeshwar are researchers of the university's Center for Renewable Energy Science & Technology (CREST), which focuses on...
- Food vs. Biofuel: The Energy Efficiency Duel.
Carter, O. K. // CO2 Science; 11/10/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 45, p2
The article discusses a research study conducted by I. Gelfand and colleagues to compare energy balances between using all harvestable biomass for food and using all harvestable biomass for biofuel production. The researchers found that using cropland for food than for fuel production is more...
- Panel approves U.S.-Israeli energy cooperation bill.
Carter, O. K. // National Petroleum News; Aug2006, Vol. 98 Issue 9, p8
The article reports on the approval of legislation related to research in alternative energy sources. The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the legislation to fund the joint research project between Americans and Israelis. The legislative sponsored by Congressmen Brad Sherman of...
- ENERGIZING MIDWEST AGRICULTURE WITH BIOMASS BIOFUELS.
Carter, O. K. // BioCycle; May2008, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p6
The article discusses Bruce Dale's research on cellulosic biofuels. He created a Regional Biomass Preprocessing Center model which considers how much biomass the agricultural area of the U.S. Midwest handle. He also wonders whether it is possible for the area to become free of petroleum products...
- INDUSTRY NEWS.
Carter, O. K. // BioCycle; Sep2008, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p56
The article presents news briefs in the fields of compost technology and renewable energy. Compost company CBT Wear Parts has introduced a new shredder/screener that is designed to process heavy clay soils. A center that processes biofuels from landfill gas will be used to fuel municipal solid...
- PRETREATING MSW PRIOR TO ANAEROBIC DIGESTION.
Zhang, R.; Rapport, J.; Gikas, P.; Zhu, B.; Jenkins, B.; Lord, J.; Choate, C. // BioCycle; Apr2009, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p20
The article discusses rotary drum reactors in the preparation of municipal solid waste prior to anaerobic digestion. This allows for the production of renewable energy as well as compost. Wastes that can be processed via these reactors are biosolids, paper, and animal manures. Researchers...
- Clean green power from the river's mouth.
Ravilious, Kate // New Scientist; 2/28/2009, Vol. 201 Issue 2697, p40
The article reports on the efforts by Dutch engineer Joost Veerman and his colleagues in producing a constant flow of green electricity by exploiting the chemical differences between salt and fresh water. One estimate has it that salinity power could eventually become a serious power player....
- SiGNa Chemistry Launches Alternative Energy Research Center.
Tran, Alan // Automotive Industries; Feb2009, Vol. 189 Issue 2, p11
The article reports that SiGNa Chemistry Inc., a developer of stabilized reactive metals for safer and efficient industrial chemistry, has launched its Alternative Energy Research Center in Davis, California. It mentions that the Research Center is the ideal facility to support SiGNa's Hydrogen...
- Windmills in the Sky.
Hapgood, Fred // Discover; Oct2008, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p21
The article discusses the efforts of engineers to develop kites that will be used to harness wind energy from altitudes of a mile or more. The author evaluates different design elements of these kites, from those envisioned by Sydney, Australia University of Technology professor Bryan Roberts,...
- Neutron tracks revive hopes for cold fusion.
Barras, Colin // New Scientist; 3/28/2009, Vol. 201 Issue 2701, p10
The article discusses research being done on cold fusion. It references a study by Pamela Mosier-Boss and colleagues, published in the journal "Naturwissenschaften." Study researchers claimed that they have found a significant evidence of cold fusion. They explained that the nuclear fusion...
- ALTERNATE ENERGY ISSUES FOR BERMUDA'S GOVERNMENT.
Lister, Terry Eugene // Parliamentarian; 2009 Bermuda Supplement, p17
The article urges that an economically sound and sustainable energy source needs to be developed within Bermuda. The colony relies almost entirely on fossil fuels for electric production, with a very small remaining percentage being harnessed through waste to energy methodologies. The author...
- Fuel processor.
Kibbe, Cindy // New Hampshire Business Review; 5/22/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p4
The article reports on the development of biofuel from cellulose by a biofuels research company Mascoma Corp. in the U.S. The development of a high field ethanol brings the company one step closer to their aim. Apart from the development of the research, the process is found to have reduced...