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February 20, 2015
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New method for methanol processing could reduce carbon dioxide emissions

This new process developed by UCLA researchers could also lower production costs Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a more efficient way to turn methanol into useful chemicals, such as liquid fuels, … Continue reading

September 14, 2014
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Chemists turn key to new energy future

U chemists explain new reaction, demonstrating how quantum mechanics can help design more energy-efficient catalysts. You’ve probably worn polyester clothes, and you’ve certainly used plenty of plastic objects and paint. But did you know that they come from natural gas? … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
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Methane leaks in the US are undercounted, new study shows

ANN ARBOR — About 50 percent more of the greenhouse gas methane has been seeping into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to far-reaching findings that synthesize two decades’ worth of methane studies in North America. Methane is the main … Continue reading

December 27, 2013
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Natural Gas Saves Water and Reduces Drought Vulnerability, Even When Factoring in Water Lost to Hydraulic Fracturing

AUSTIN, Texas – A new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, the transition from coal to natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought. … Continue reading

August 21, 2013
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Engineers Improve Recycling System in Hydraulic Fracturing to Save Water and Energy

AUSTIN, Texas — Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed high-efficiency, durable filters to improve mobile water recycling systems used in hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The filters may significantly … Continue reading

August 12, 2013
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Made in IBM Labs: IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

Advanced solution combines big data analytics and weather modeling technology to predict output of individual wind turbines ARMONK, N.Y., – 12 Aug 2013: IBM today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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Yammer Accelerates Momentum Following Microsoft Acquisition

Quadruples sales in Q4; surpasses 7 million users. SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 20, 2013 — Yammer, Inc., a best-in-class Enterprise Social Network and part of the Microsoft Office Division, today announced record growth in 2012 and accelerating momentum following the … Continue reading

December 10, 2012
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Renewable News

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today’s electricity expenses, according to new research … Continue reading