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Biogas made from biosolids produces sustainable hydrogen

Research continues into alternative and sustainable environmental technologies. Emerging processes include generating hydrogen from biogases; the development of methods to convert carbon dioxide into fuel; and molecular photoswitches.

Russia sees melting permafrost behind Arctic fuel spill

Moscow - An unprecedented fuel spill that has polluted huge stretches of Arctic rivers was caused by melting permafrost, Russian officials said Friday, ordering a review of infrastructure in vulnerable zones.

Russia says has stopped spread of Arctic fuel spill

Moscow - Russia has managed to contain a massive diesel spill into a river in the Arctic, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry told AFP on Friday.

First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

Caracas - The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs.

First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

Caracas - The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives has docked in Venezuela and a second one entered its waters, the government said on Monday amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship.

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Caracas - The first of five tankers carrying much-needed Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, a Venezuelan government official said.

Rust and light lead to improved hydrogen fuel production

Researchers have identified a new, and more efficient means, for of producing hydrogen directly from an organic waste solution. This is by using a catalyst formed from rust, with the help of light.

Three dead as Bolivian military lifts fuel blockade

La Paz - Three protesters were killed and 30 wounded in clashes Tuesday with Bolivian security forces lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz, the public ombudsman's office reported.

One dead as Bolivian military lifts fuel blockade

La Paz - A protester was killed and several others wounded in clashes Tuesday with Bolivian troops lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz, the public ombudsman's office reported.

Mongolia's new 'cleaner' fuel linked to deaths, illness

Ulaanbaatar - One cold night in October, Gerel Ganbaatar decided to stay with her parents in one of Mongolia's traditional ger communities on the outskirts of the capital -- a decision which would prove fatal.

Marine industry aims for low-sulfur fuel by 2020

A push is on to lower emissions produced from shipping, focusing on the use of low sulfur fuels. A target has been set to significantly reduce limits into 2020. To assist shipping fleets, a new standard has been issued.

Lebanon gas stations to go on strike over dollar 'shortage'

Beirut - Lebanese gas station owners on Thursday announced an immediate and open-ended strike, saying a shortage in dollar reserves has made it difficult to pay suppliers, a syndicate spokesman said.

Essential Science: Creating carbon neutral fuels from waste

A new study demonstrates how carbon-neutral re-use of carbon dioxide is emerging as an alternative to burying the greenhouse gas underground. This could lead to cleaner fuels for aircraft as well as greener plastics.

With queues and blackouts, Cubans suffer fuel crisis

Havana - Ernesto Mirabal gave up a night's sleep for a few gallons of gas at a Havana service station, where lining up for five hours has become the norm during a severe fuel shortage on the Communist-run island.

New reactor converts greenhouse gas into liquid fuel

Scientists have demonstrated how a common greenhouse gas can be repurposed into an efficient and environmentally friendly liquid fuel through the use of an electrolyzer.

New V-shaped airplane will use less fuel than the Airbus A350

A new V-shaped airplane is being developed by TU-Delft and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The improved aerodynamic shape and reduced weight will mean the craft uses 20% less fuel than the Airbus A350, which is today’s most advanced aircraft.

Hydrogen fuel created from seawater improves power generation

As part of the on-going quest for clean and more efficient fuels, researchers have developed a process that shows how hydrogen-based fuel can be generated from seawater. This avoids the need to use costly and troublesome water purification processes.

Essential Science: Transforming plastic waste into fuel

Researchers have developed new technology that can convert plastic waste (the biggest environmental issue associated with modern society) into a clean fuel. This represents one application to address the plastic crisis.

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Apo - A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday.

Gasoline shortage in Mexico getting worse due to fuel thefts

A gas shortage crisis is affecting at least four states in Mexico, drawing the ire of motorists and business owners and causing long lines at service stations that haven’t run out.

Fresh tension as Israel reimposes Gaza fuel blockade

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza on Thursday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and signalling a brief pause in tensions may be ending.

Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade of fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday in response to a resurgence of the flow of fire kites across the border, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.

UN council condemns Haiti violence

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned recent violence in Haiti that left at least four dead and expressed support for the government's efforts to quickly restore order.

Haiti between anarchy, normalcy after deadly fuel-price violence

Port-au-prince - Scenes of anarchy alternated with tentative signs of a return to normal life in Haiti's capital, with calls for a general strike Monday after two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices.

Renewed looting in Haiti ahead of general strike

Port-au-prince - Fresh looting broke out on the streets of Haiti's capital Sunday, despite calls for calm after two days of deadly protests over ultimately suspended fuel price hikes.

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after arson, looting, gunfire

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced the suspension "until further notice" of a fuel price hike that triggered violent protests and left one dead in the Caribbean nation.

Jordan price hikes spark protests, royal reprieve

Apo - Jordan's King Abdullah II ordered the government on Friday to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity, officials said, after angry protests across the cash-strapped country.Past price hikes have triggered riots in Jordan, a country of 9.

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Khartoum - Black market fuel prices surged on Saturday in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns as petrol and diesel shortages forced residents to queue for hours outside gas stations.

Essential Science: Zero emission vehicles are on the horizon

Hydrogen may be a small molecule but scientists have big ideas for the element. This includes low cost, high output fuel generation for next-generation vehicles.

Going greener: UK sets renewable energy record

London - The U.K. generated its greatest quantity of energy from renewable resources in 2017, surpassing all other records. In total, renewable energy sources generated over three times the amount of electricity that came from fossil fuels.
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