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 [...]

An EU-funded SOLAR-JET project at notable research organizations from academia through to industry (ETH Zürich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), ARTTIC and Shell Global Solutions) has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable aviation kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The new EU process has also the [...]

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division have demonstrated a proof-of-concept of a novel technology developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and converting it to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. The Navy’s research team demonstrated sustained flight of a radio-controlled (RC) P-51 [...]

Chemist Joel Rosenthal University of Delaware’s (UD) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and doctoral student John DiMeglio have developed an inexpensive catalyst that uses the electricity generated from solar energy to convert carbon dioxide to the commodity precursor chemical carbon monoxide. A little background: in fuel combustion the carbon and hydrogen components of the fuel [...]

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