Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic compounds. Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as for transportation systems. Reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the Weizmann liquid hydrogen […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Queensland researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves. Geologists have said copper would be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies were far from guaranteed. For modern electrified life — copper is vital.  The researchers’ paper “Re-thinking complex orebodies: […]

University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a method that makes it easier to find better and cheaper catalysts. Catalysts that can ensure the creation and storage of bio source, solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will therefore play an increasingly important role. The catalysts that are used today are often both expensive and […]

A University of Utah team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Cornell University scientists’ new research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical energy stored in molecular bonds to electricity. By starting with liquid electrolytes and then transforming them into solid polymers […]

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