Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have developed a cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst that can be used to convert glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Glycerol, one of the main by-products of the biodiesel industry, has been a problem of excess supply and limited use. Additionally, this same process produces hydrogen molecules from water, and those […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory scientists have found that sprinkling boron powder into fusion plasma could aid in harnessing the ultra-hot gas within a tokamak facility to produce heat to generate electricity without producing greenhouse gases or long-term radioactive waste. A major issue with operating the ring-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks is keeping the plasma […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced researchers led by the University of Manchester used neutron scattering in the development of a catalyst that converts biomass into liquid fuel with remarkably high efficiency. The development provides new possibilities for manufacturing renewable energy-related materials. Neutron scattering experiments at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory played a […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineers have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that can self-heal after damage. Plus the material can also be recycled without the use of harsh chemicals or high temperatures. The new study, which could help manufacturers produce recyclable, self-healing commercial batteries, is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. […]

Wake Forest University scientists have created a new chemical process that does in the lab what trees do in nature, convert carbon dioxide into usable chemicals or fuels. The research paper describing the new chemical process “Colloidal Silver Diphosphide Nanocrystals as Low Overpotential Catalysts for CO2 Reduction to Tunable Syngas,” has been published online in […]

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