Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) has announced the first 200 liters of synthetic fuel have now been produced from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide by KIT’s SOLETAIR project, a type of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The mobile chemical pilot plant can be used decentrally producing gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. […]

Rice University scientists have developed a new single, robust catalyst that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen with Earth-abundant materials that approach the efficiency of more expensive platinum. The electrolytic film produced at Rice and tested at the University of Houston is a three-layer structure of nickel, graphene and a compound of iron, manganese and […]

Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently maturing in days instead of weeks. The development makes algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. The team’s research has been published in the journal Algal Research. Researchers would like to produce algae efficiently because of its potential environmental benefits. Oil […]

Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. Therefore they are candidates for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. Professor Thomas Happe, one of the authors of the study said, “In order to produce […]

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 […]

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