It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
However, limited by existing technology, the researchers found in a separate study that their algae growing facility is getting out about one-five hundredth as much energy as it currently puts in to grow the fuels.Read more
A new documentary film from Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Scott Tinker charts a course toward our energy future.Read more
As the first ongoing and nonpartisan measure of how Americans think and behave about energy, the Energy Poll reveals "a general level of angst."Read more
Researchers at the university's Energy Frontier Research Center are working to develop more efficient solar cells based on organic semiconductors. Their research will make solar cells much easier and cheaper to produce.Read more