University of California – Davis physicists have come up with a new, simpler method to make a nanofoam of palladium. A nanofoam is a low density, porous material with very small pore size. The foamy metal could be used to store hydrogen in vehicles or for other purposes. A nanofoam is what it sounds like […]

Sweden’s University of Borås doctoral student Ramkumar Nair has shown it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. Nair said, “I have been verifying a process that we hope will work in an industrial scale, when it comes to using existing ethanol factories. Thanks […]

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and URV researchers have designed a new catalyst that reduces the cost of electrolytic hydrogen production. The new catalysts reduce the amount of electricity needed to break the chemical bonds, speed up the reaction and minimize the energy waste. Galán-Mascarós explained, “Normally, hydrogen is obtained from using a […]

Argonne National Lab scientists have found a new way to produce solar fuels by developing “synthetic purple membranes.” These membranes involve an assembly of lipid nanodiscs, man-made proteins, and semiconducting nanoparticles that, when taken together, can transform sunlight into hydrogen fuel. Elena Rozhkova and fellow Argonne researchers have found a new way to produce solar […]

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering and lead […]

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