University of Pittsburgh (UP) researchers have computationally derived a metal-free catalyst that captures converts and recycles the carbon dioxide into formic acid. The new metal-free catalyst that does the molecular recombining without the use of expensive or extreme conditions. Turning carbon dioxide effluent into a more valuable chemical would reduce emissions while creating a revenue […]

Princeton University researchers have devised a more efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into an alternative fuel precursor known as formic acid. The researchers in the laboratory of Andrew Bocarsly, a Princeton professor of chemistry, collaborated with start-up company Liquid Light Inc. of Monmouth Junction, N.J. The transformation from carbon dioxide and […]

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have designed a solution for transforming hydrogen gas into a less flammable liquid fuel that can be safely stored and transported and then returned to the gas state. The new technology has another application – the technology could be used with atmospheric carbon dioxide to synthesize a […]

Today’s technology offers a possibility to use environmental friendly formic acid in a fuel cell.  So far they haven’t worked very well.  But, physicist Florian Nitze working at Umeå University in Sweden on his thesis has developed new catalysts to improve the capacity of formic acid fuel cells. Formic acid is a naturally occurring product […]

Tuesday the web started noticing that Panasonic has developed an artificial photosynthesis system, which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic materials.  A quick review of the web site commentary revealed how far the assumptions got before Panasonic got the press release open and out in English on the corporate site in Japan. What Panasonic has […]

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