University of California, Irvine (UCI) molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). They use a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis or synfuels. Led by Yilin Hu, UCI assistant professor of […]

University of Leiden physicists have directly observed the molecules produced in the synthetic fuel chemical production process. The new technique paves the way for designing more efficient catalysts. So far petroleum oil still serves as our primary source of fuel, even though a much cleaner alternative exists in the form of synthetic fuel. Synthetic fuel […]

University of Texas at Arlington chemists have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. Principal researcher Krishnan Rajeshwar, UTA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and co-Director of UTA’s Center […]

Scientists from the University of Toronto (UT) believe they’ve found a catalytic way to convert CO2 emissions back into energy-rich fuel precursor. They have developed a process to convert these emissions in a carbon-neutral cycle that uses a very abundant natural resource: silicon. Readily available in sand, it’s the seventh most-abundant element in the universe […]

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 […]

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