An Argonne National Laboratory team has developed a new catalyst composed of elements abundant in the Earth. It could make possible the low-cost and energy-efficient production of hydrogen for use in transportation and industrial applications. A multi-institutional team led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has developed a low-cost catalyst for […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Engineers at The University of Texas at El Paso have proposed a low-cost, nickel-based material as a catalyst to help split water more cheaply and efficiently. Their inspiration? A desert succulent known as the prickly pear cactus. The material is described in a new paper in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. More […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists may make an ancient biological enzyme known as nickel-iron hydrogenase play a key role in producing hydrogen. Careful study of the enzyme has led chemists to design a synthetic molecule that mimics the hydrogen gas-producing chemical reaction performed by the enzyme. The team reported their findings in the […]

Ruhr-University Bochum scientists have demonstrated that cube-shaped cobalt oxide nanoparticles are more efficient than spherical ones. The new creates a path for the systematic design of cost-effective and efficient catalysts for green hydrogen. Previously researchers couldn’t determine whether spheres or cubes were the best. This has now changed following the development of a new method. […]

The University of Illinois Chicago researchers new system uses electrolysis to transform captured carbon dioxide gas into high purity ethylene, with other carbon-based fuels and oxygen as byproducts. Their reporting paper has been published in Cell Reports Physical Science. The discovery offers a way to convert 100% of carbon dioxide captured from industrial exhaust into […]

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