Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have determined that water is only slightly more likely to stay in one piece as it binds to the catalyst surface than it is to form the hydroxyl pairs. When a molecule of water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it sometimes breaks up and […]






Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide during water splitting by controlling the spin of electrons in the reaction. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality as it is formed while water splitting proceeds. At high enough efficiency the […]






Researchers have examined the geology of a scientific borehole drilled into the Snake River Plain, Idaho, USA, to investigate the potential for geothermal energy. The work discussed in this paper is a follow up to the Mountain Home Air Force Base site, where a drillhole in 1984 indicated that geothermal fluids were present at about […]






University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). Using carbon dioxide as a raw material and converting it to useful chemicals or fuels is notoriously difficult because of compound’s molecular stability. This stability poses severe challenges to attempts to activate or reactivate […]






Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, Will we soon drive on ‘grassoline’? Scientist Way Cern Khor tells us that during his PhD research he investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass until it can be used as […]






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