University of Pittsburgh (UP) researchers have computationally derived a metal-free catalyst that captures converts and recycles the carbon dioxide into formic acid. The new metal-free catalyst that does the molecular recombining without the use of expensive or extreme conditions. Turning carbon dioxide effluent into a more valuable chemical would reduce emissions while creating a revenue […]






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 […]






Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas. Syngas can be a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products with the UIC work bringing the process closer to commercial viability. The team’s study was published in the journal Nature […]






Princeton University researchers have devised a more efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into an alternative fuel precursor known as formic acid. The researchers in the laboratory of Andrew Bocarsly, a Princeton professor of chemistry, collaborated with start-up company Liquid Light Inc. of Monmouth Junction, N.J. The transformation from carbon dioxide and […]






Aviation and certain other transportation sectors are likely to continue to require liquid hydrocarbon fuels in the long term even as light duty transportation shifts to alternative energy sources. Professor George Huber leads a multi-university team that has addressed challenges of introducing advanced biofuels in the transportation pool through the concerted development of technology designed […]






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