Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight. In a spectacular PR coup the Argonne lab managed to get major media attention, and the University of Illinois press lease even made Google news, but we’ll have a […]

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the ETH Zurich have collaborated to develop a ground-breaking process for making solar fuel. The new procedure uses the sun’s thermal energy to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into synthetic fuel. The team has unveiled a chemical process that uses the sun’s thermal energy to convert […]

University of California – Irvine (UCI) researchers have devised a new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel. Its an egregious problem worldwide. University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China collaborated in the research. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan explained, “Synthetic plastics are a […]

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) chemists and engineers have proven up a process that concentrates light, heat and high pressures to drive a one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into usable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. This simple and inexpensive new sustainable fuels technology could be fed from removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere […]

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 […]

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