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Scientists Accidentally Discover a Way to Convert CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say they stumbled into a chemical process that could reshape…

Heat and Beat: DuPont Calls for Real-World Testing of PV Solar

Cost pressures, untested materials and lagging standards: These and other issues now confront an industry still finding its way in a burgeoning marketplace.…

Fewer Than 18 Percent of People Have Flown: What Happens Next?

As incomes rise and the global middle class expands, the remaining 82 percent of the world who have yet to step foot on…

Tiny Microalgae Could Lead Hydrogen Economy

New research from Tel Aviv University demonstrates the potential for industrial-scale hydrogen production from a renewable resource: microalgae.

3p Weekend: These Startups Are Out to Change the World

At SXSW Eco's annual Startup Showcase, tomorrow's business leaders square off in a fast-paced pitch competition to make their ideas a reality. This…

Airlines to Test Alternative Fuel

The technology already exists to transition the global aviation industry to alternative, low-carbon fuels. But manufacturers haven’t been able to produce the necessary…

Learning From Global Partners on Innovating District Energy to Curb Climate Change

Late last month, the U.S. hosted the Royal Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark. And the lessons learned from the Danish delegations’ successful…

Harvesting Water from Air with Solar: A Sustainable Drinking Water Solution?

Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy.…

Ford Continues to Use Natural Fibers In Plastic Vehicle Components

We caught up again with Debbie Mielewski, Ford’s senior technical leader of sustainable materials, to check in with the automaker’s ongoing efforts to…

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

Toyota’s Long Bet Pays Off with Sporty 2017 Prius Plug-In Hybrid EV

Low gas prices didn't stop Toyota from pitching fuel efficiency in its new 2017 lineup, including the new Prius.

HyperSolar Bumps the Hydrogen Race into High Gear

HyperSolar just patented and demonstrated a device that uses solar power to produce hydrogen from dirty water, leaving clean water behind.

Searching For a Better Battery Future

The energy market is sharply focused on advancing lithium-ion battery technologies -- and for good reason. Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, Inc.,…

Global Aviation: Innovation and the Modern Silk Road

Air travel connects people, creates economic opportunity and support sustainable urban development. But it isn't all pie-in-the-sky. Significant challenges remain if we are…

Toyota Plans to Run a Fuel Cell Car On Human Waste

In its home country, Toyota will utilize human waste to produce energy for its flagship fuel cell car, the Mirai.