Rice University Benefits from Flat Rate, Peak Use Programs

Rice University Benefits from Flat Rate, Peak Use Programs

Rice University in Houston has benefitted to the tune of $399,405 in revenue and savings by participating in voluntary programs that reduce peak electric use. The Rice Thresher, the student newspaper, says that a key program is Emergency Response Service-30. During times of peak energy … Read more…

Rice University Snags 2-Year Contract for Off-site Solar

Rice University Snags 2-Year Contract for Off-site Solar

MP2 Energy has signed an energy agreement with Rice University that it says represents the first time off-site solar power is being delivered to a commercial entity on a short-term contract, without state or utility incentives in a deregulated market. The two-year agreement will initially … Read more…

Buckyballs Enhance Carbon Capture

Buckyballs Enhance Carbon Capture

Scientists at Rice University have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at absorbing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial plants and at natural gas wells. The Rice lab revealed in a proof-of-concept study that amine-rich compounds are highly effective at capturing greenhouse … Read more…

Rice Unveils Carbon Sequestering Material for Gas Wells

Rice Unveils Carbon Sequestering Material for Gas Wells

Rice University scientists have devised a way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads that is cheaper and more energy efficient than current industry practices. A porous material invented by the laboratory of Rice chemist James Tour (pictured) sequesters carbon dioxide at ambient temperature … Read more…

Rice Creates Wearable Energy Storage Film

Rice Creates Wearable Energy Storage Film

Researchers at Rice University have created a thin film for energy storage that could be used for flexible, portable and wearable electronics. The flexible material, which was developed by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues, features nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor … Read more…

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