Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… UCLA scientists have developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces CO2 gas emissions  recycling  the CO2 while generating ethylene – a valuable chemical simultaneously. The Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering team demonstrated the new catalyst to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene, which […]

University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s engineering team has adapted technology from fuel cells to do the reverse: harness electricity to make valuable chemicals from waste carbon (CO2). Usual fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity, now the technology has been reversed. Professor Ted Sargent, one of the senior authors of the paper […]

University of Toronto engineers have designed a most efficient and stable process for recycling carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block for plastics – all powered using renewable electricity. The new technology takes a substantial step towards enabling manufacturers to create plastics out of two key ingredients: sunshine and pollution. Today, non-renewable fossil fuels […]

Researchers at Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum have discovered a catalyst that performs the highly selective conversion and recycling of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene. Ethylene, commonly found with natural gas, or distilled or cracked from crude oil, is an important source material for the chemical industry. The team headed by Professor Dr. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya from […]

Colleagues at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia are working to invent novel ways and catalytic materials to activate methane to produce ethylene.  The collaborating team published a paper in the online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry detailing the use of sulfur as a possible “soft” oxidant for catalytically converting methane into ethylene, […]

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