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AI: ensuring that humans remain in the center

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Valuable support or job killer? Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to enhance efficiency of business processes, but also changes the environment of workers. Profitable use of AI technologies for digitization in the energy sector and ways for human beings to remain in the center are studied by the new MeKIDI project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The project is aimed at finding a good balance between technical opportunities, company goals, and individual interests.

Message in a bottle: Info-rich bubbles respond to antibiotics

Researchers describe the effects of antibiotics on membrane vesicles, demonstrating that such drugs actively modify the properties of vesicle transport. Under the influence of antibiotics, MVs were produced and released by bacteria in greater abundance and traveled faster and further from their origin. The work sheds new light on these important information-carrying entities, implicated in many cellular communication processes, including antibiotic resistance.

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Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated

A recent study finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated – by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US. Indeed, the research suggests that methane gas emissions from AOG wells are currently the 10th and 11th largest sources of anthropogenic methane emission in the US and Canada, respectively.

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Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated

A recent study finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated – by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US. Indeed, the research suggests that methane gas emissions from AOG wells are currently the 10th and 11th largest sources of anthropogenic methane emission in the US and Canada, respectively.

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Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated

A recent study finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated – by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US. Indeed, the research suggests that methane gas emissions from AOG wells are currently the 10th and 11th largest sources of anthropogenic methane emission in the US and Canada, respectively.

Boosted photocatalysis for hydrogen evolution: Reactant supply thru phosphonate groups

(Shinshu University) Water splitting research for solar hydrogen production has focused on physical processes inside the semiconductor, such as light absorption, charge separation, and chemical processes on the surface that are highly complex and rely on the development of new materials. The concept proposed in this study is design of the electrolyte-photocatalyst interface. The approach of immobilizing functional groups near the solid-liquid interface can be a broad-ranging methodology that is effective regardless of the materials used.

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Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Having sustainability in mind: lithium from the Upper Rhine Graben for batteries

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Worldwide demand for lithium is increasing. The raw material is much sought-after for e-mobility. To meet this increasing demand, production of lithium by deep geothermal energy plants has been discussed for some years now. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has decided to fund the UnLimited project for setting up a pilot facility at the geothermal power plant in Bruchsal by Energie Baden-Württemberg as consortium leader in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.