Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Bonn now have shown cyanobacteria – colloquially called blue-green algae – can produce oil from water and carbon dioxide with the help of light. The result is unexpected. Until now, it was believed that this ability was limited to plants. Now its possible that blue-green algae will also become interesting as suppliers […]

A Technical University of Munich research team has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production. The team led by chemist Volker Sieber has came upon a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based materials. Polyamides are important plastics. They can be found in ski bindings […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have found a way to synthesize a special type of perovskite that promotes the production of ammonia. Ammonia has key applications in fertilizer production and hydrogen energy. This new synthesis process can be carried out at temperatures immensely lower than that of traditional methods for the synthesis of perovskite-oxide materials […]

University of Maryland researchers have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of wood. About a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. Desalinating salty water into drinkable water can help to fill this dangerous gap. But traditional desalination systems are […]

Case Western Reserve University researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They’ve done it successfully so far in a laboratory without using hydrogen or the solid metal catalyst necessary in traditional processes. Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about a century ago, […]

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