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 […]

University of Delaware (UD) researchers have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful energy source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint. The researchers at UD are working on technology to make fuel cells cheaper and more powerful so that fuel cell […]

Case Western Reserve University researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They’ve done it successfully so far in a laboratory without using hydrogen or the solid metal catalyst necessary in traditional processes. Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about a century ago, […]

Rice University scientists have demonstrated a new catalyst for making clean-burning hydrogen from ammonia. They describe a plasmonic effect that lowers chemical activation barriers, improves efficiency and could be of general use in other catalysts. The study from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) has been published in Science describing the new catalytic nanoparticles, which are […]

Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands scientists have invented a revolutionary reactor that coverts nitrogen from the atmosphere into NOx, the raw material for fertilizer. In theory the method is up to five times as efficient as existing processes, that would enable farms to have a small-scale installation without the need for a big […]

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