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Major climate data sets have underestimated the rate of global warming in the last 15 years owing largely to poor data...
The tsetse fly is best known as the vector for the trypanosome parasites that cause sleeping sickness and a disease in...
The National Institutes of Health is revising its "two strikes" rule, which allowed researchers only one chance to...
By stabilizing the components of retromers, molecular complexes that act like recycling bins in cells, a recently...
Fossil fuels power modern society by generating heat, but much of that heat is wasted. Semiconductor devices called...
Researchers are gaining insights into what made Supertyphoon Haiyan so powerful and devastating through post-storm...
Millions around the world got a first-hand look at what it was like to be in Tacloban while it was pummeled by...
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Start the Presses: Paper Waste Could Power the Planet
13 February 2014 4:15 pm
Waste produced from paper manufacturing has more potential than just sitting in a landfill. In a study published in the American Chemical Society' journal Energy & Fuels, chemists reveal a way to turn the tremendous amounts of trash into a solid fuel similar to coal. Using a process that applies heat and pressure to break down the substance in a pilot plant, those researchers found that the energy generated subsequently from the fuel was significantly higher than the energy used to produce it, leading them to conclude it could be an easily commercialized and sustainable source of power.
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