University of California – Irvine (UCI) researchers have devised a new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel. Its an egregious problem worldwide. University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China collaborated in the research. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan explained, “Synthetic plastics are a […]






Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) scientists used water doped with hydrazine in a transition metal dichalcogenides electrocatalyst. The new concept presents one of the best hydrogen water splitting electrocatalyst processes to date and also opens up a whole new direction for research in electrochemistry and semiconductor device physics. The LANL scientists are working on understanding […]






Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) researchers have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a ‘one-pot’ method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. LBNL’s achievement is a critical step in making biofuels a viable competitor to fossil fuels by streamlining the production process. The achievement is a critical step in […]






Ames Laboratory researchers in a collaboration of National Laboratory researchers want to create energy conversion technologies designed to mine the carbon out of waste processes. The new concept was born of the Big Ideas Summit, held by the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories in 2015. The effort, being co-led by Ames Laboratory and […]






The U.S. Department of Energy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and University of Toronto scientists have developed a new type of catalyst that’s three times better than the previous record holder at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The research published in the journal Science, outlines a potential way to make a future generation of water-splitting […]






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