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Scientists use sunlight and modified sawdust to reversibly capture carbon dioxide

Researchers have found an innovative way to reversibly capture carbon dioxide (CO2) using sunlight and modified sawdust. In a proof-of-concept installation, they used solar energy to successfully drive the capture and release of CO2, with sawdust as the absorbent, creating a more sustainable pathway to CO2 carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Dec 8th, 2021

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Are microgrids a key to grid resiliency?

New research shows that resilient, hyper-local microgrids provide economic value, if designed with the right mix of power sources. In a series of studies and a presentation, the team predicted the role that both large and small microgrids can play in the drive toward renewable and resilient power.

Dec 3rd, 2021

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Bacteria may be key to sustainably extracting earth elements for tech

A new study describes a proof of principle for engineering a bacterium, Gluconobacter oxydans, that takes a big first step towards meeting skyrocketing rare earth element demand in a way that matches the cost and efficiency of traditional thermochemical extraction and refinement methods and is clean enough to meet U.S. environmental standards.

Nov 18th, 2021

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