University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a renewable energy approach for synthesizing ammonia. Ammonia is crucial for the world’s agricultural production because its an essential nitrogen component of fertilizers that support the world’s food and fuel production needs. The industrial Haber-Bosch process developed in the early 1900s for producing ammonia relies on non-renewable fossil […]

Sweden’s Linnaeus University’s doctoral candidate Yahya Jani can demonstrate decontamination of landfills and open dumpsites could prove profitable both financially and for the environment. Landfill cleanup profits are getting closer. Environmental pollution, health threats and scarcity of raw materials, water, food and energy are some of the greatest challenges our world is facing today. At […]

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science engineering researchers have developed a prototype of a high-performance flexible lithium-ion battery. The battery design demonstrates both good flexibility and high energy density at the same time. The very cleverly designed battery is shaped like the human spine and allows remarkable flexibility, high energy density, and stable […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries – the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have recently used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst. The new catalyst has been made to support one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. By first creating an alloy of two of the densest naturally occurring elements and then removing one, the […]

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