Oil and Gas

Researchers genetically engineer trees for easy processing

Friday, 04 April 2014 12:36

Genetic engineering research has led to numerous techniques for modifying plants to make them more amenable to specific human purposes.

Biofuel bacteria provide propulsion possibilities

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:26

A new development in the biochemical realm may help some scientists to earn their aerospace engineer salary.

Natural gas can be transformed into liquid alcohol

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:24

As the worldwide population increases and with it demand for efficient sources of energy, engineering research has worked to devise methods for metamorphosing chemicals into more useful forms of fuel.

Virginia Tech team studies West Virginia chemical spill contaminant

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:24

Engineering research can be helpful for assessing the damage of chemical spills and other industrial mishaps.

Boeing wants jet fuel to be green

Friday, 17 January 2014 06:55

Boeing is hoping that U.S aviation regulators will give the company the green light to start using a specially developed "green" diesel, after the company released engineering research that confirmed the viability of introducing the jet fuel into the airline industry.

BP report reveals bright future for renewables

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:51

Renewable energy sources will outpace all other forms of power generation by 2025, with nations in the Developing World expected to contribute significantly in years to come.

Natural gas can reduce CO2 emissions from power plants, study shows

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:05

With the federal government determined to keep environmental responsibility near the top of its national agenda, new engineering research has found that the recent boom in electricity generated by facilities powered by natural gas is already having an effect on carbon emissions.

Engineering research reveals positive side of fracking

Thursday, 09 January 2014 04:30

The practice of fracking as a means of sourcing natural gas deposits may polarize opinion across the country, but an engineering research study in Texas has found that it can be a pivotal factor in saving water and potentially staving off drought.

Fossil fuels will dominate automobile industry until 2040, says EIA

Monday, 30 December 2013 07:13

Despite a number of notable successes and an increased amount of engineering research devoted to improving the technology, it appears that electric vehicle adoption on a national basis is still a long way from being the preferred choice, in the opinion of a federal energy study.

Fuel economy in American-made vehicles reaches record high

Monday, 16 December 2013 08:48

The golden age of the American gas guzzler could be coming to an end after the Environmental Protection Agency issued an engineering research report that confirmed that the average fuel economy of new vehicles is at a record level.
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