Alternative fuel http://wunc.org en State Develops Online EMS Training For Handling Green Vehicle Emergencies http://wunc.org/post/state-develops-online-ems-training-handling-green-vehicle-emergencies <p></p><p>As more alternative fuel vehicles take to the roadways, North Carolina is working to prepare first responders how to react when they're part of an emergency.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://ncsc.ncsu.edu/">NC Solar Center</a> has worked with the State Fire Marshall's office to develop a workshop for emergency services personnel in the Triangle. Soon, responders in other parts of the state will be able to complete the training online. They'll learn to identify gas, biofuel and battery-operated vehicles.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:47:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37347 at http://wunc.org State Develops Online EMS Training For Handling Green Vehicle Emergencies UNC Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Fuel http://wunc.org/post/unc-researchers-convert-solar-energy-fuel <p>The Frontier Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill has built a system that converts solar energy into fuel, so power can be used even after the sun sets.&nbsp; The US Department of Energy is funding the research.</p><p>Instead of storing solar electricity in an expensive battery, researchers use the sun's energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. &nbsp;Two of the Center's papers about the process were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:19:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28993 at http://wunc.org UNC Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Fuel