Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University researchers have improved perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle. The progress ranges from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications. Perovskite is a naturally occurring mineral, but the perovskite used in today’s technology […]

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks of zinc-air batteries. Zinc-air batteries could overtake conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices. Zinc-air batteries operate with zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, these batteries […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries. Redox flow batteries are particularly useful for storing electricity for the grid. The new material consists of carefully structured molecules designed to be particularly electrochemically stable in order to prevent the battery from losing energy to unwanted reactions. The […]

Fuzhou University in China scientists report the synthesis of a macroscopic aerogel from carbonitride nanomaterials which is an excellent catalyst for the water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation. The study adds new opportunities to the material properties of melamine-derived carbonitrides. The study has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Melamine can be polymerized with formaldehyde […]

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) has announced the first 200 liters of synthetic fuel have now been produced from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide by KIT’s SOLETAIR project, a type of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The mobile chemical pilot plant can be used decentrally producing gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. […]

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