University of New South Wales scientists now argue that the path to hydrogen-boron fusion is now viable. Hydrogen-boron fusion (HBF) may be closer to realization than other approaches, such as the deuterium-tritium fusion approach currently being pursued such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) effort. Closer or not, HBF will much more easily enter […]

The University of Waterloo researchers breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes (the anode) made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate at Waterloo said, “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much […]

University of Surrey scientists have produced a non-metal electro-catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation. In a study published in the Journal of Power Sources, the team from Surrey worked with colleagues from Queen Mary University of London to create low-cost carbon based electro-catalysts […]

Kanazawa University researchers have found a novel carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion they developed as a solvent of biomass, which could dissolve cellulose with very low toxicity to microorganisms. Use of this novel solvent enables a significant reduction of energy cost for ethanol production from non-food biomass. Thus, second-generation biofuel ethanol production is in sight of practical […]

Harvard University researchers have devised a catalyst that uses renewable electricity to electrochemically transform carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a key commodity used in a large number of industrial processes. For Haotian Wang, it’s the perfect raw material. Wang, a Fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard, and his research team have […]

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