Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) chemists have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and other materials. At EPFL, this research is spearheaded by a team led by Professor Xile Hu at the Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis (LSCI). The chemists have recently […]

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-refinery is located on the roof of ETH’s Machine Laboratory building in Zurich, Switzerland. Carbon-neutral fuels are crucial […]

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 […]

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