Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists can now show how chromium forms ammonia from dinitrogen (N2) to make fuels and fertilizer. This work is a critical step in controlling a reaction that could store electrons from intermittent wind and solar stations in use-any-time fuels. Chromium always had a large potential compared to its heavier metal […]

Researchers at MIT have come up with a new alternative system for generating electricity, which harnesses heat and uses no metals or toxic materials. The new approach is based on a discovery announced in 2010 by Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor in Chemical Engineering at MIT, and his co-workers. At the time a […]

Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum researchers have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms to a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily from the catalyst surface. The modified system generated twice the amount of hydrogen than a platinum electrode without a copper layer. The team from the […]

Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Linköping University, Sweden, have created a condenser that can be charged by heat. The condenser works well enough with enough capacity it can be called a supercondenser. The new design contains no expensive or hazardous materials, has patents pending, and it should be fully possible to manufacture […]

Its been a long time since we’ve seen any news in the algae field. University of Florida (UF) researchers may have found a protein key to converting algae to fuel. The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers must starve the algae of nitrogen to draw lipids out of algae. Among the hundreds […]

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