Scientists at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum in Germany and the University of New South Wales in Australia have used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into valuable raw materials. The scientists have adopted the principle from enzymes that produce complex molecules in multi-step reactions. The team transferred this mechanism to metallic nanoparticles, also known as nanozymes. The chemists […]

But is it natural gas or carbon dioxide or perhaps helium or sulfur dioxide? Kyushu University researchers used an automated method to create a high-resolution map of the seismic velocity below the seafloor where they found a large-scale gas reservoir in an area where the Earth’s upper layers are being separated. This reservoir, the first […]

Uppsala University researchers have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy. The researchers press release is optimistic that we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. The researchers have published their study in the […]

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. The new research could help pave the way for a more eco-friendly form of fracking that would double as a mechanism for storing and recycling captured atmospheric CO2. […]

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science engineers have observed how carbon dioxide is activated at the electrode-electrolyte interface. Using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy the finding shifts the catalyst design from trial-and-error paradigm to a rational approach and could lead to alternative, cheaper, and safer renewable energy storage. Scientists have long sought ways to convert […]

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