Could cobalt choke our electric vehicle future?
Demand for the metal, which is critical to EV batteries, could soon outstrip supply
New analytical method addressing the dynamic nature of the petroleum industry could enable more accurate energy scenarios.
‘Battery’ that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution
In an article for NBC News about solar power, Corey Powell highlights Prof. Jeffrey Grossman’s work developing a material for a new chemical heat battery that could release energy on demand. “We’re creating materials that store thermal energy in completely new ways,” Grossman explains.
MIT: Cheap gas, not renewables, caused nuclear woes
A new study from the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, written by MITEI Researcher Jesse Jenkins, concludes low natural gas prices are the primary cause of nuclear plants' struggles in organized markets — not renewable energy.
Could glowing plants replace light bulbs?
Professor Michael Strano spoke with CNN’s Nicola Davison about his recent work making plants glow. "We're thinking about how we can engineer plants to replace functions of the devices that we encounter every day. The things that we make out of plastic and circuit boards -- can we replace those with a living plant?" said Strano.