Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional commercial systems and has a potentially longer lifespan. The new system could, over the long term, reduce the cost of producing fuel cells. Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction […]

Rice University researchers have built a electrocatalysis reactor that recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an efficient and profitable way to recycle and reuse CO2. The CO2 could be repurposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly way with the new electrolyzer […]

Stanford researchers have made a significant advance in the development of artificial catalysts.  The progress offers ways to make cleaner chemicals and fuels at an industrial scale. All living organisms depend on enzymes, molecules that speed up biochemical reactions that are essential for life and scientists have spent decades trying to create artificial enzymes capable […]

University at Buffalo engineers have designed a new system to help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity, an important innovation as cities work to adapt to climate change. The system consists of an inexpensive polymer/aluminum film that’s installed inside a box at the bottom of a specially designed solar ‘shelter.’ The film […]

Lehigh University engineers have utilized a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process is performed at room temperature and under ambient pressure, overcoming the sustainability and scalability challenges of previously reported methods. Solar-driven water splitting is a […]

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