McGill University research shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective. The new fuels use simple chemical ‘triggers’ to unlock the energy of one of the hottest new materials, a class of porous […]

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic compounds. Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as for transportation systems. Reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the Weizmann liquid hydrogen […]

A University of Utah team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. […]

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.  CO2 recycling may well have its breakout technology. The RMIT led research team development is a new technique that can efficiently convert […]

University of California – Santa Cruz researchers show a novel ruthenium-based catalyst with markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured composite material composed of carbon nanowires with ruthenium atoms bonded to nitrogen and carbon to form active sites within the carbon matrix. The […]

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