Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new catalyst that does the electrolysis of carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbon monoxide. The scientists have developed an Earth-abundant catalyst based on copper-oxide nanowires modified with tin oxide. This is a step into the future of clean energy by storing it in the […]






Chalmers University of Technology researchers have designed a new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. The research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is […]






UCLA chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements. When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven’t previously existed. A basic step toward creating […]






University of Wisconsin-Madison’s professor James Dumesic has developed a new process that triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent. The development also triples the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent. Technologies for converting non-edible […]






Researchers from the University of Kent’s School of Physical Sciences (SPS), working with scientists from other European institutions have formulated a recipe to increase the rate at which a solid material – an artificial mineral – can conduct charge. The discovery suggests a new generation of higher-powered batteries for phones and cameras could result from […]






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