BioInspired Chemistry for Energy
|The Role of Bioinspired Chemistry in Improving Alternative Energy Technologies" National Academy of Sciences workshop sponsored by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable to explore how bioinspired chemistry can help solve some of the important energy issues the world faces today. Workshop Summary. ***|
|DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Information Bridge. Search lists 16 DOE publications for Bioinspired Chemistry.|
|Washington University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center received two awards totaling $35 million April 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy to do research on novel energy initiatives.|
|Joule Unlimited, Inc. produces infrastructure-compatible fuels directly from sunlight and waste carbon dioxide. It captures sunlight to produce energy in liquid forms, such as diesel and ethanol, as well as uses waste carbon dioxide as a sole feedstock to produce liquid fuels. The company was formerly known as Joule Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Joule Unlimited, Inc. in 2010. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Joule Unlimited says is has invented a genetically-engineered organism that simply secretes diesel fuel or ethanol wherever it finds sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.