Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientists have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. The work is the latest in a round of studies tackling the challenge of a creating a clean chemical manufacturing system that can put carbon dioxide to good […]

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) scientists used water doped with hydrazine in a transition metal dichalcogenides electrocatalyst. The new concept presents one of the best hydrogen water splitting electrocatalyst processes to date and also opens up a whole new direction for research in electrochemistry and semiconductor device physics. The LANL scientists are working on understanding […]

Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden is showing how earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices that can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis. Ms. Sharifi defended her (open access) thesis, Efficient Electrocatalysts Based on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon […]

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of a team searching for an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts, turned to carbon, developing multi-walled carbon nanotube complex that consists of cylindrical sheets of carbon. Led by Stanford University’s Hongjie Dai, the team’s newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic […]

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