Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have developed a cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst that can be used to convert glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Glycerol, one of the main by-products of the biodiesel industry, has been a problem of excess supply and limited use. Additionally, this same process produces hydrogen molecules from water, and those […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced researchers led by the University of Manchester used neutron scattering in the development of a catalyst that converts biomass into liquid fuel with remarkably high efficiency. The development provides new possibilities for manufacturing renewable energy-related materials. Neutron scattering experiments at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory played a […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… DOE/Argonne National Laboratory scientists have used sunlight and a catalyst largely made of copper to transform carbon dioxide into methanol. A liquid fuel, methanol offers the potential for industry to find an additional source to meet America’s energy needs.  The study has been published in the journal Nature Energy. The concentration of carbon dioxide […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have found a way to synthesize a special type of perovskite that promotes the production of ammonia. Ammonia has key applications in fertilizer production and hydrogen energy. This new synthesis process can be carried out at temperatures immensely lower than that of traditional methods for the synthesis of perovskite-oxide materials […]

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researchers have now developed a pure platinum alternative with a 20x higher activity. It is a catalyst with hollow nanocages of an alloy of nickel and platinum. Working together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, TU/e researcher Emiel Hensen wants to use this new catalyst to develop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer […]

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