Keyword: Alternative fuels

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply.
Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Briefs: Energy
Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.
Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

Briefs: Medical

Methanol is sometimes referred to as ethanol's deadly twin. While the latter is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor, the former is a chemical...

Briefs: Energy
Pyroelectric energy generates energy from heat that would otherwise be wasted in a catalytic chemical reaction.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.
Briefs: Energy
The flexible, washable microgrid uses the human body to sustainably power small electronics.
Briefs: Propulsion
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A method converts cotton into sugar, which can be turned into spandex, nylon, or ethanol.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how design engineers are making better gas meters.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Briefs: Energy
The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.
Articles: Energy
NASA-developed fire protection, implantable stimulators, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Briefs: Transportation
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: Energy
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Briefs: Energy
Biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels.
Briefs: Energy
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Briefs: Energy
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Briefs: Energy
This approach is a cost-effective way to convert carbon dioxide gas into methane.