A new electrocatalyst called a-CuTi@Cu converts carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into liquid fuels. An active copper centered on an amorphous copper/titanium alloy produces ethanol, acetone, and n-butanol with high efficiency. The research has been reported by a team of Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The team includes members from from Foshan University (Foshan, […]

University of Georgia scientist Puneet Dwivedi’s research replaces petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant. The study shows the plant oil can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%. Dwivedi led a team that estimated the break-even price and life cycle carbon emissions of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) […]

A Washington University in St. Louis team has developed a catalyst that can be used to both generate fuel and provide power. A single device that both generates hydrogen fuel and oxidant from water and, when a switch is flipped, converts the fuel and oxygen into electricity and water, has a host of benefits for […]

A team of researchers has now reported the synthesis of a highly active, stable, nickel–carbon catalyst that recycles carbon dioxide through a conversion to methane (natural gas). A useful process for this transformation is photothermal methanation, in which CO2 and hydrogen are catalytically converted into CH4 and water upon irradiation with sunlight. In the journal […]

An international research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a ‘smart’ window material that controls heat transmission without blocking views, which could help cut the energy required to cool and heat buildings. Developed by NTU researchers, the new energy-saving material for electrochromic (EC) windows that operates at the […]

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