Startup Kior has developed a process for creating "biocrude" directly from biomass.
Photovoltaics made of nanowires could lead to cheaper solar panels.
Big batteries will fight blackouts and could make renewable power economically viable.
NRG Energy kicks off an expected rush of nuclear-reactor applications.
A new machine that makes nanostructured fibers could turn soldiers’ uniforms into power supplies.
Large-scale manufacturing techniques used to build LCDs could make solar power far more competitive.
Thermal-power plants that store heat for cloudy days could solve some of the problems with solar power.
Genetically modified algae could be efficient producers of hydrogen and biofuels.
Nanocrystals could light the way to using LEDs to replace the lightbulb.
Brazilian researchers report that exposure to magnetic fields increased ethanol yields by as much as 17 percent.