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In this critical time, our Story #1 offers a glimmer of hope which has emerged from our files for those desiring some extra biological protection from viral infections, such as the latest coronavirus. While copper surfaces and copper bracelets that release copper ions have not been clinically tested on this most recent virus, there is ample evidence to defend their use as a bioprotective measure. Dr. Ahern informs me of his research explaining the biophysics of copper or silver ions in solution, creating an altered frequency spectrum that helps either one act as a wide spectrum biocide. Since we use colloidal silver nose spray or colloidal copper (also recommended as a protective measure from Amazon ), my favorite bracelet is a twisted version of copper and sterling silver wire, both from . The body will absorb ions from both metals around the clock and help fight any invading virus or bacteria, especially when you sweat. We also refer to Frank Shallenberger MD whose newsletter also offers the time-tested “at-home treatment” nebulizer-peroxide therapy for those who may already have any virus, “including the coronavirus”.


Story #2 is great for those who may be housebound and still interested in energy and the environment. With the New Buildings Institute, we have a free webinar offered on this coming Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1-2 PM EDT to educate the public on the embodied carbon emissions from buildings (materials and the construction process). As more and more future energy is available to the market, any new source of energy and its entire chain of manufacture or generation will become as scrutinized as the term “organic” is today. The same is becoming true as the building industry strives toward “zero carbon”. Register today to learn more.


Story #3 has an online map of the locations of 14 East Coast offshore wind farms that are in active development but only one has been completed so far, in Rhode Island, for the low yield of only 30 GW. Meanwhile the hundreds and thousands of clean gigawatts from wind still await installation , according to the Bureau of Ocean Management. Author Dan Gearino explores the connection to the latest health crisis and its reduced effect on the growing wind industry, as seen in the Wind Energy Forecast graph.


Story #4 is an interesting and almost obvious alternative to the huge energy input to electromagnets for fusion energy research. Now the US Department of Energy and others admit the permanent magnets are a viable and dependable source of very strong magnetic fields that don’t need constant expenditure of electricity to power them. Hope to see the next fusion generator read breakeven soon. We endorse the Lawrenceville Plasma Physics effort under Eric Lerner’s direction as reported in previous Future Energy eNews.


Story #5 is a good summary of the latest International Energy Agency, IEA's report, The Outlook for Biogas and Biomethane. An optimistic outlook predicts both can sustain a market growth of 40% by 2040. The corporate sponsored Bioenergy Insight news source for this story is a good resource worth subscribing to (for free) at They also report on a wide range of biomass, biogas, and biofuel from the UK perspective, as well as an interesting “All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2020” in Glasgow on September 14-15, 2020. Of course, they advise visiting WHO at to learn more on how the coronavirus will affect attendance and international travel, which we do as well.



Onward and Upward!

Tom Valone, PhD






1) Copper to Combat Viruses Makes a Comeback


Dwell March 2020

Copper's comeback could be beneficial for more than just interior design. Viruses just blow apart on copper! Using it instead of Stainless Steel would make a great difference.


Copper’s comeback could be beneficial for more than just interior design.


The humble doorknob has become a symbol of danger in recent weeks, as we’ve learned exactly how long viruses can live on surfaces—COVID-19 can survive for two to three days on stainless steel, according to unpublished studies. This discovery has also led to renewed interest in copper as a tool for combating nasties. Copper and copper alloys like brass, bronze, and copper-nickel, have long been known to have health benefits—but did you know these metals are naturally antimicrobial? Some research has even gone so far as to show that copper kills certain viruses on contact. Meaning they can’t be transferred to the next person who touches that copper doorknob. (This type of contact transmission is thought to be one way the novel coronavirus is spreading so quickly.) "We’ve seen viruses just blow apart [on copper]," Bill Keevil, professor of environmental healthcare at the University of Southampton, told Fast Company this week. "They land on copper and it just degrades them."…


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Bacterial Killing by Dry Metallic Copper Surfaces


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2) A Call to Action for Zero Embodied Carbon: Free Webinar


NBI is hosting a "Best of the Forum" series of webinars based on the sessions and topics indicated as most important to the 2019 Forum survey respondents.

Getting to zero requires targeting both operating and embodied carbon. Buildings are responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions–28% attributed to operational carbon, and 11% to embodied emissions from materials and construction processes. As the industry responds to the challenge of eliminating operational carbon emissions from the energy consumption of buildings through design improvements and standards and regulations, embodied carbon becomes even more significant. This session will present a theory of change with case studies that aim to be zero embodied carbon discussing the feasibility of building density goals on embodied and operating carbon and explain the role that building reuse plays in achieving a zero carbon future. 1 AIA HSW


3) Wind Energy Surge: Will it be hit by Virus?


Science February 2020



This could be said for just about any industry, but offshore wind is different in that it is in a formative stage, with almost no projects up and running, and more than a dozen in various phases of development along the East Coast. As a result, the industry faces challenges much greater than simply pausing work in an established supply chain. “We see the virus situation slowing everything down, economywide, and our effort is to try to move these projects ahead as fast as possible to save the jobs, to keep the people in the supply chain working,” said Jaime Steve, senior vice president for policy and programs at the Business Network for Offshore Wind, a trade group.



4) Permanent Magnets Could be Answer to Delivering Fusion Energy March 2020


In principle, such magnets can greatly simplify the design and production of twisty fusion facilities called stellarators, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany. PPPL founder Lyman Spitzer Jr. invented the stellarator in the early 1950s.




5) Organic waste-derived biogas could meet 20% of global gas demand


Biogas and biomethane derived from organic waste have "huge untapped potential" to provide clean energy globally, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). A new report by the IEA, released on 19 March, claims the world's biogas and biomethane resources could cover 20% of global gas demand while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The organisation claims that vast amounts of organic waste such as agricultural residues, food waste and animal manure could be used to produce biogas and biomethane, providing clean energy sources for the world. "Biogas and biomethane can play major roles in a sustainable energy future," said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director, "but for the moment we're missing out on this opportunity to cut waste and cut emissions.




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