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 […]

Researchers have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to petroleum-based toluene. The researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) note toluene is a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of 29 million […]

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