A critical step to reduce climate change
In an article on effective climate change fighting technologies, Bill Gates mentions a study published by MIT researchers on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).
Cobalt for 500,000 electric cars could be harvested from the oceans
Strings of plastic balls dangled in the ocean could harvest enough cobalt for hundreds of thousands of electric car batteries. The heavy metal is a key battery ingredient, but onshore reserves are running low. So engineers from MIT want to mine it from brine.
Elon Musk And The Tesla Automation Strategy: A Disruptor In Vehicle Safety Or Not?
In Forbes opinion piece, MIT research scientist and "Mobility of the Future" study member Bryan Reimer says driver attention and behavior remain critical elements.
Mass researchers find a way to produce biofuels ‘greener’
Isobutanol has been hailed as a possible green replacement for fossil fuels like gasoline, but producing it has proven difficult and costly. In a paper in Nature Communications, researchers from MIT and WPI show how a novel process may make producing this and other biofuels more economical.
MIT says we’re overlooking a near-term solution to diesel trucking emissions
Researchers Daniel Cohn and Leslie Bromberg have developed a concept for a new hybrid, flex-fuel truck with the potential to drastically reduce the gas emissions of traditional diesel trucks
Storing CO2 underground could help the fight against climate change. But cost is a big problem
Professor T. Alan Hatton and Senior Research Engineer Howard Herzog on the role that carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies could play in addressing climate change.
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks
Researchers Daniel Cohn and Leslie Bromberg have developed a concept for a new hybrid, flex-fuel truck concept that runs on gasoline. This alternative has potential to drastically reduce the gas emissions of traditional diesel trucks.
All the ways recycling is broken—and how to fix them
MIT startup Renewlogy is working on technology that turns otherwise recyclable plastics into a low-carbon fuel source.