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ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability shows engineering minds at work

Engineering knowledge can improve our global population’s quality of life — and that includes ensuring a sustainable future through advanced energy technologies that help us make the most of our domestic energy resources. That is the goal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference this week in San Diego. Now in its sixth year, […]

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Energy efficiency can boost economic activity and create jobs, new study shows

“Energy-efficient manufacturing could spur $2 billion in annual economic activity, support 9,000 jobs and produce more than $71 million in local and state tax revenues,” the Detroit News reported last week, citing a study commissioned by the Michigan-based Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC). The EIBC study examined energy efficiency across building equipment, ventilation, air conditioning, […]

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Zero-energy homes rely on chemistry products to maximize efficiency

The thought of handing out complimentary iPads with the purchase of a new home may sound like a ploy to lure waffling prospects, but for a group of four energy efficiency driven duplexes in Frederick, MD, the incentive comes with a very practical purpose. Homebuyers are given iPads to monitor energy efficiency, the USA Today […]

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U.S. military could seed 100,000 acres of California desert with advanced solar technology

Over 100,000 acres across nine military installations in California could harness the sun’s energy and generate up to 7,000 megawatts of solar energy, or 30 times the electricity actually consumed by the Mojave and Colorado desert bases, according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Installations and Environment. It […]

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‘Sun-Believable’ solar paint a primer for meeting future energy needs?

(ND Newswire) – Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light—electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside. A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating […]

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White House GreenGov Symposium seeks to boost energy efficiency in federal government; chemistry can help

A key takeaway from this week’s White House GreenGov Symposium is that, when it comes to “greening” the Federal Government, especially by improving energy efficiency, chemistry has an essential role to play. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley applauded the federal government’s attention to energy efficiency in a statement released Tuesday. Following on the heels […]

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Daimler turns to chemistry, BASF to help make Smart car more energy efficient

The Smart car just got a lot smarter, thanks to a new intelligent energy system and lightweight design co-engineered by Daimler and BASF. Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show last month, the energy efficient Forvision concept car impressed audiences with a slew of innovative materials and design features – something you might expect from one […]

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Dow Corning sponsors US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Illustrating its commitment to driving innovation in the solar industry, Dow Corning has announced that it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The DOE Solar Decathlon, which runs from September 23 to October 2, will challenge 20 collegiate teams “to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, […]

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Croda’s commitment to sustainability reflected in US headquarters’ new solar energy system

Earlier this morning, I described a chemistry innovation that improves the efficiency of solar cells – yet another example of how chemistry is fueling our nation’s energy future. Today, taking a giant leap forward in the solar arena, Croda, Inc., the global specialty chemicals manufacturer, dedicated a massive, 305 kilowatt solar energy system at its […]

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Chemistry answers call to increase efficiency of solar cells

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that are currently revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy. For example, Silicon Valley startup Innovalight, Inc. has developed a silicon-based ink that, when applied to solar cells, effectively boosts the cells’ ability to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The magic is in the chemistry. […]

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