Utah State University researchers have announced a light-driven process that uses photochemical energy to replace adenosine triphosphate to convert dinitrogen, the form of nitrogen found in the air, to ammonia fertilizer. All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen’s ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists can now show how chromium forms ammonia from dinitrogen (N2) to make fuels and fertilizer. This work is a critical step in controlling a reaction that could store electrons from intermittent wind and solar stations in use-any-time fuels. Chromium always had a large potential compared to its heavier metal […]