University of Oklahoma engineers have discovered a novel approach for the water-assisted upgrading of the renewable chemical, furfural, doubling or tripling the rate of conversion. Daniel Resasco, professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering explains, “Energy and water are interconnected in the production of renewable fuels. On the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Idaho National Laboratory scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. This CO2 recycling of carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if the economic challenges can be overcome. Carbon capture could help the nation’s coal plants reduce carbon based […]

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering and lead […]

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