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Pinpointing coal plants to convert to nuclear energy, considering both practicality and community support
  1. Pinpointing coal plants to convert to nuclear energy, considering both practicality and community support

    The most comprehensive coal-to-nuclear analysis to date could help policymakers and utilities plan how to meet climate targets.

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  2. US public opinion on social media is warming to nuclear energy, but concerns remain

    300,000 X posts show 48 of 50 states have a more positive than negative tone about nuclear energy, with a national average at 54% positive.

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  3. Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency

    Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries.

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  4. Costly gas separation may not be needed to recycle CO2  from air and industrial plants

    New study offers a pathway for fossil fuel-burning operations to capture emissions.

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  5. Racing hydrogen cars in Detroit

    Henderson Academy students used electrolyzers to produce hydrogen gas from water and power miniature fuel cell cars.

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  6. New reactor could save millions when making ingredients for plastics and rubber from natural gas

    With oil production dropping, a process using natural gas is needed to avert a shortage of a workhorse chemical used for automotive parts, cleaning products and more.

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  7. Urine-to-fertilizer effort part of NSF Regional Innovation Engine 

    U-M involved in Great Lakes consortium to support sustainable economic growth

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  8. Geothermal at Davos: a Q&A with Karthik Duraisamy

    Karthik Duraisamy, a University of Michigan professor of aerospace engineering, participated in a roundtable on geothermal energy at the World Economic Forum.

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  9. Bulky additives could make cheaper solar cells last longer

    The findings could help engineers methodically find the best molecules to increase the lifespan of perovskite solar cells, rather than relying on time-consuming trial and error.

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  10. New energy

    Once derided as “forever 30 years away,” fusion energy has a new swagger. Will it last?

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