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Iodide salts stabilise biocatalysts for fuel cells

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Contrary to theoretical predictions, oxygen inactivates biocatalysts for energy conversion within a short time, even under a protective film. A research team of the Resolv Cluster of Excellence at Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) has found out why: Hydrogen peroxide forms on the protective film. The addition of iodide salts to the electrolyte can prevent this from happening and considerably extend the life of the catalysts.

Wildhorse Mountain Wind Facility in Oklahoma is Operational

Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that the 100-megawatt (MW) Wildhorse Mountain Wind Facility in Pushmataha County, Okla., is now operational. “Wildhorse Mountain Wind Facility is our fourth wind project in…

Skeptical Science’s Climate Blacklist Exposed: Make Scientists ‘Unhirable’

Dr. Judith Curry A climate advocacy group called Skeptical Science hosts a list of academics that it has labeled “climate misinformers.” The list includes 17 academics and is intended as a blacklist. We know of this intent because one of the…

Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party

Researchers virtually ‘unwind’ lithium battery for the first time

(The Faraday Institution) An international team led by researchers at UCL has revealed new insights into the workings of a lithium battery by virtually ‘unrolling’ its coil of electrode layers using an algorithm designed for papyrus scrolls.

Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg’s unique entry and position

Ants have a brilliant strategy for determining friend from foe

For all of humanity’s achievements — and for all the perks of supersized brains and opposable thumbery — we still have a lot to learn from some of this planet’s tiniest residents. For instance, we still can’t wrap our heads…