Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found a new catalyst that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply. The team of scientists at LLNL collaborated with scientists at Rice University and San Diego State University. The team turned to electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules, which are made of oxygen […]

Rice University scientists have developed a new single, robust catalyst that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen with Earth-abundant materials that approach the efficiency of more expensive platinum. The electrolytic film produced at Rice and tested at the University of Houston is a three-layer structure of nickel, graphene and a compound of iron, manganese and […]

University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive method to make electrodes for supercapacitors. The important applications include electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers. But to realize these applications, supercapacitors need better electrodes, which connect the supercapacitor to the devices that depend on their energy. These electrodes need to be both quicker […]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit led by Prof. Julia Khusnutdinova have developed an efficient CO2 recycling catalyst based on an inexpensive and abundant metal: manganese. Manganese is the third most abundant metal in Earth’s crust after titanium and iron, and presents much lower toxicity as compared to many […]

Arizona State University scientists growing bacteria over generations under specially controlled conditions in fermentation tanks have test-tube evolved bacteria for xylose utilization. Scientists are trying to break through the innovation bottleneck for the renewable bioproduction of fuels and chemicals. They’ve looked into a new approach – harnessing the trial-and-error power of evolution to coax nature […]

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