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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Argonne National Laboratory researchers have discovered a material that is only four atoms thick and allows for the study of the motion of charged particles in only two dimensions. Those kinds of studies could lead to pivotal discoveries in solid electrolytes for batteries and other applications. It was an unplanned discovery that could lead […]

Ohio State University scientists have found a new chemical process to turn a stinky, toxic gas into a clean-burning fuel. The process, detailed recently in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, turns hydrogen sulfide – more commonly called “sewer gas” – into hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen sulfide is emitted from manure piles and […]

A University of New South Wales (UNSW) study found biochar can boost crop yields in poor soils and help stop the effects of climate change. That follows an international review involving UNSW that found a product made from urban, agriculture and forestry waste has the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of modern farming. […]

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Center for Materials Science used theoretical modeling to identify metals that can convert carbon dioxide into sustainable and clean fuel sources. Led by Associate Professor Liangzhi Kou at QUT, were part of an international study that used theoretical modeling to identify six metals (nickel, niobium, palladium, rhenium, rhodium, […]

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