Caltech chemistry professor Theo Agapie and his graduate student Joshua Buss have developed a model system to demonstrate what the initial steps of a process for the conversion of CO to hydrocarbons might look like. The findings, published in the journal Nature provide a foundation for the development of technologies that may one day help […]






A team of chemical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh has identified the two main factors for determining the optimal catalyst for turning atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into liquid fuel. This is a major breakout for those of us interested in getting to more, better and cheaper energy for the world’s economy. The concept of […]






Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has explained the mechanism behind a technology that converts bio-based ethanol into hydrocarbon blend-stocks for use as fossil fuel alternatives. ORNL’s Chaitanya Narula said, “Our method of direct conversion of ethanol offers a pathway to produce suitable hydrocarbon blend-stock that may be blended at a refinery to yield fuels such […]






Researchers are combining semiconducting nanowires and bacteria and can now produce liquid fuel. The Kavli Foundation has sponsored a roundtable discussion with three leading scientists that is a very useful read that’s available for everyone to read through. Organic plant based photosynthesis uses solar power to drive the ability of plants to transform sunlight, carbon […]






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 […]






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