Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered a new avenue for overcoming the performance decline that occurs with repeated cycling in the cathodes of sodium ion batteries. This discovery could find applications in batteries for transportation and the electric grid. Battery-powered vehicles have made a significant dent in the transportation market. But that market still needs […]

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new tool that could lead to more efficient and cheaper technologies for capturing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere and converting them into beneficial substances, like fuel or building materials. The scientists described their technique in a paper published this month in the journal iSCIENCE. The method predicts […]

Researchers at Stockholm University have for the first time been able to study the surface of a copper-zinc catalyst when carbon dioxide is reduced to methanol. A better knowledge of the catalytic process and the possibility of finding even more efficient materials opens the door for a green transition in the chemical industry. The researchers […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists achieved a novel biocatalytic reaction by repurposing natural enzymes with light, which could lead to valuable new chemical compounds. Engineering enzymes to perform reactions not found in nature can address longstanding challenges in the world of synthetic chemistry, such as upgrading plant-based oils into useful biochemicals. A team of […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists hope to optimize fixing carbon with an enzyme from soil microbes for producing fuels, antibiotics and other products from CO2. When it comes to fixing carbon, plants have nothing on soil bacteria that can do it 20 times faster. The secret is an enzyme that ‘juggles’ reaction ingredients. The […]

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