Brookhaven National Laboratory experiments and computational modeling studies definitively identify the ‘active site’ of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2. The results will guide the design of improved catalysts for transforming CO2 back into useful chemicals. Scientists are intensely interested in the catalysts that facilitate this type of chemical conversion. Like molecular […]






Aalto University researchers have developed a manufacturing method for electrocatalysts that only uses one percent of the amount of platinum generally used in commercial products. The new material activity is similar to that of commercial electrocatalysts. The method is based on the special characteristics of carbon nanotubes. Platinum is a very expensive metal making it […]






A TU Graz scientist, Stefan Freunberger, investigated ageing processes in non-aqueous batteries and found an enzyme to lengthen battery life. It has long been known in biology that the excited oxygen molecule, singlet oxygen, is the main cause of aging in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide […]






A University of Cambridge team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen that is both sustainable and relatively low cost. It simply uses natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass. Dr. Moritz Kuehnel, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, joint lead author on a new […]






American Technion Society researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen using separate cells for the hydrogen and oxygen. The new technology is expected to significantly reduce the cost of producing the hydrogen and shipping it to the customer. The researchers at Technion are developing a photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell that utilizes […]






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