Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology, (LUT) in Finland are engaged in The Neo-Carbon Energy Research Project and Technology with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd to enable the production of synthetic fuels straight from the air. The project is built on carbon dioxide capture, water electrolysis and subsequent synthesis units such as methanation […]






University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB) scientist Michelle O’Malley has discovered enzyme complexes in herbivore digestive tracts that show promise for sustainable fuels and medicines. Lignocellulose is an abundant plant product that in its natural form isn’t suitable for making fuels and other products. It needs changed into sugars. O’Malley, an assistant professor of […]






Australian University of New South Wales (UNSW) chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce hydrogen fuel. Usually splitting water requires two different catalysts, but this catalyst can drive both of the reactions required to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen. The technology is based on […]






Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new catalyst that does the electrolysis of carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbon monoxide. The scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. This is a step into the future of clean energy by storing it in the […]






A Penn State led team of international researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity using bacteria, in a way that could be done near natural gas drilling sites. Thomas K. Wood, holder of the biotechnology endowed chair and professor of chemical engineering at Penn State explains one motive, “Currently, we […]






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