Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) report a new study that could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass. The A*STAR experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass can be converted into hydrogen in the presence […]

University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing catalyzing electrode for splitting water. The electrode has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the energy fuel hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated foam material that lets the bubbles of oxygen escape quickly. […]

California Institute of Technology scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel. Nate Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor and professor of chemistry at Caltech explains the high point, “We […]

A Harvard University team from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into the liquid fuel isopropanol (rubbing alcohol or the red bottle of gasoline line deicer). The work integrates an “artificial leaf,” which […]

University of Minnesota researchers’ new study examining the financial viability of solar-heated biomass gasification technologies that produce a natural gas substitute product shows how combining these renewable resources can make economic sense. Now, even at historically low natural gas prices, bioenergy may not be out of the market mix. The current technology situation in traditional […]

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