Harvard Profs Cook up Low-Cost Battery Storage with 'Rhubarb'

March 21, 2014

A Harvard University research team has made a leap in the search for a new class of batteries - a metal-free flow battery could unlock new ways to store electricity on power grids.

Butanol Coming to US at a Gas Station Near You

January 31, 2014

The fuel, promoted by billionaire Richard Branson, is trying to unseat ethanol’s dominance in the renewable fuels market.

Seven Weird Cleantech Inventions

December 31, 2013

As our environment shows new signs of growing ever more extreme, humans are attempting to adapt to such rapid changes through inventions that are themselves extreme, and often just...

#7: Firewater Fuel: New Energy Storage Breakthrough

December 31, 2013

Researchers have discovered a cheap way to store renewable energy, paving the way for mass clean energy adoption. A new company is seeking to commercialize this new technology by 2014....

San Diego Start-up Plants Seeds For New Biofuel Alternative

December 27, 2013

Seeds from the inedible jatropha bush produce oil that can be refined into low-carbon jet or diesel fuel.

Breakthrough Discovery Enables Batteries to Self-Heal

November 23, 2013

Researchers at Stanford and the U.S. DOE have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening the door for batteries that last longer.

Breakthrough Makes LED Lighting Much More Efficient

November 1, 2013

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have determined how to choose the best phosphors for making LED lights, making them drastically more efficient.

Solar Cell Breakthrough: The Next Generation

October 25, 2013

A new solar cell material breakthrough that created a thin film solar cell at 1/5 the cost could be commercialized in just a few years.

Wood Chips to Biofuel Breakthough

October 25, 2013

Norwegian researchers have shortened the process of making biofuel from wood to just a few hours.