Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are taking biomass derived acetone – common nail polish remover – and use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons. Then they have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to power flight, while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership […]

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 […]

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf researchers’ laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. Water electrolysis could play a key role in an energy transition if efficiency improvements can be achieved. The findings offer […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München researchers have found a kind of electrode made of a highly porous material that does an excellent job with just a hint of expensive iridium. Iridium is an ideal catalyst for the electrolytic production of hydrogen from water – but it is extremely expensive. Today, the path to the effective electrolysis of […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of California, Davis chemists are one step closer to recreating nature’s most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University also contributed to this study. This new development may help clear the path for the hydrogen fuel industry to move into a […]

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