A team of University of Minnesota researchers has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. These findings could increase the speed and lower the cost of thousands of chemical processes used in producing fertilizers, foods, fuels, plastics, and more. The team’s research paper has […]

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels. Its being promoted as a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, […]

Researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, (DGIST) are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch of recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels. The DGIST team has reported copper and platinum nanoparticles added to the surface of a blue titania photocatalyst significantly improve […]

A Purdue University scientists led a multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes. The electrodes are where most damage typically occurs from charging them repeatedly. The researchers say manufacturers could use this information to design batteries for your smartphone or car that are both more reliable and […]

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. The new research could help pave the way for a more eco-friendly form of fracking that would double as a mechanism for storing and recycling captured atmospheric CO2. […]

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