Researchers develop innovative hydrogen fuel production system

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University of Cambridge finds a new way to use biomass to produce hydrogen fuel Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed an innovative new method of producing hydrogen fuel. The method involves combining ambient sunlight and biomass, such as paper, wood, and leaves, in order to generate hydrogen. Converting biomass into hydrogen has long been an interest for the renewable energy community, but relatively few endeavors have managed to find success. Notably, the new method developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge focuses on biomass waste. New system…

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New discover could lead to efficient hydrogen fuel production

Hydrogen fuel production could get a boost through new discovery Hydrogen is often considered to be the fuel of the future, but this form of renewable energy faces many challenges preventing it from becoming so. One of these challenges has to do with efficient storage. Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Cardiff may have found a way to overcome this problem with the development of a new hydrogen fuel storage solution. This solution could lead to a brighter future for the clean…

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Owls could provide the solution for quieter wind turbines

New research may have found a way to reduce the sound produced by wind turbine energy generation. A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that the flight feathers found on the wings of large owls may hold the key in helping scientists find a way to develop technology that would decrease the amount of noise generated by wind turbines, which would be a huge bonus for the wind energy industry, which regularly receives complaints from people who live near wind farms that say the sound these…

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Economic impact of climate change understated in US

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Study shows that impact of climate change miscalculated due to faulty models A new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences shows that the U.S. government is drastically understating the potential economic impact of climate change. Authors Dr. Laurie Johnson, chief economist of the National Resources Defense Council, and Chris Hope of the University of Cambridge, suggest that various U.S. agencies proclaiming the consequences of climate change are making use of a faulty model that does not account for the full impact of…

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New catalyst could make fuel cells an attractive option

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Cambridge researchers develop new hydrogen production catalyst Scientists from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have come up with a way to produce hydrogen fuel in an efficient and cost effective manner. Researchers followed standard hydrogen fuel production methods that are commonly used today, but introduced a new catalyst to the process that made a significant difference to cost. The project was meant to discover how this catalyst might react in a real-world scenario and determine whether it would be viable to use as a replacement for more…

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New construction method could boost offshore wind energy

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Engineers develop new method that aims to make offshore wind energy more viable University of Cambridge engineers have developed a new construction method for wind turbines. This method could have a positive impact on the wind energy industry as it is expected to lower the cost of production of wind turbines and make offshore wind energy systems more efficient. If the method becomes popular and becomes widely accepted, the wind energy industry may see significantly increased payback and become more attractive to investors. Offshore wind energy systems have experienced a…

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