Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers can make methane from captured CO2 and renewably sourced hydrogen. The method converts captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The process offers recycling CO2 back into natural gas and a good way to store renewable energy sourced hydrogen. It would mean a short planetary […]

Nanyang Technological University researchers have devised a new less energy intensive method to make a key compound in nitrogen fertilizer, and that may pave the way to a more sustainable agricultural practice as global food demand rises. The method devised by NTU researchers produces a compound known as ‘urea’, which is a natural product found […]

Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet – wood flooring. Their nanogenerator has been presented in the journal Matter. The nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. The team also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and […]

University of Cambridge researchers have identified a key mechanism responsible for the lower efficiencies of organic solar cells and shown a way that this hurdle might be overcome. The international group of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, identified a loss pathway in organic solar cells which makes them less efficient than silicon-based cells […]

Martin-Luther-Universit├Ąt Halle-Wittenberg found the photovoltaic effect of ferroelectric crystals can be increased by a factor of 1,000 if three different materials are arranged periodically in a lattice. Researchers achieved this by creating crystalline layers of barium titanate, strontium titanate and calcium titanate which they alternately placed on top of one another. These findings could significantly […]

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