Lehigh University engineers have utilized a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process is performed at room temperature and under ambient pressure, overcoming the sustainability and scalability challenges of previously reported methods. Solar-driven water splitting is a […]

Stanford University has built a new battery made from affordable and durable materials that generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters merge together. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral. Salt has power potential. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water […]

ETH Zurich scientists have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. The new catalyst offers realistic market potential that make for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from recycled CO2 The global economy still relies on the fossil carbon sources of petroleum, natural gas and coal, not just to produce […]

Uppsala University researchers have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy. The researchers press release is optimistic that we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. The researchers have published their study in the […]

Researchers at Kyushu University in Japan can now provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells. By using realistic simulations with atomic-scale models of the electrode active site based on microscope observations, instead of the simplified and idealized atomic structures employed in previous studies, a better understanding of how the structures in […]

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