Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico researchers have designed a series of nanoscopic membranes made of water saturated by an enzyme that empties coal smoke of CO2 more cheaply and efficiently than any known technology. The enzyme the team found to make the biologically inspired membrane is one naturally developed over millions of […]

National University of Singapore (NUS) scientists have developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene. The new technique addresses the long-standing challenge of an efficient process for large-scale production of graphene, and offers production potential for sustainable synthesis of the material. The research was conducted in collaboration with Fudan University and the findings […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have found a new solid protective coating material. Its an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide, that’s solid, but can flow like a liquid instead of cracking. The solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers’ nanoparticle coating processing of oxygen on the cathode end of solid oxide fuel cells increases by eightfold the current best performance. Zero-emissions cars zipping into a sustainable energy future are just one dream powered by fuel cells. But fuel cell technology has been a little sluggish and fuel prohibitively pricey. […]

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) chemical engineers have developed a new method used to considerably improve energy-expensive petrochemical processes. The technology can make metal-organic framework membranes reduce energy use in processes such as propylene-propane separation, which accounts for 40% of energy used in the global petrochemical industry. Its a case of same amount of […]

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