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 [...]

For years researchers have been looking for a way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol in a single step using energy-efficient processes.  At the Université Laval researchers have developed a highly effective method for converting CO2 into methanol.  If the method can scale up commercially the amount of methanol fuel produced could be essentially unlimited. [...]

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis.  The scientists have taken the “artificial leaf” as the popular term for such a system, to success as an “artificial forest.” The DOE is under pressure politically as the climate crowd is [...]

Wojciech Lipiński, Dr. Sc.Techn, said at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) of recycling carbon dioxide (CO2), “It may seem like trying to put the genie back into the bottle. But it already has been proven with laboratory scale equipment. The process uses three of the worlds most abundant and [...]

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