A team at Texas A&M University consisting of Dr. Abdoulaye Djire, assistant professor, and graduate student Denis Johnson, has furthered a method to produce ammonia through electrochemical processes. The research aims to replace the Haber-Bosch thermochemical process with an electrochemical process that is more sustainable and safer for the environment. Ammonia is commonly used in […]

University of Delaware researchers have found a way to improve the ability of catalysts made from metal-metal oxides to convert non-edible plants, such as wood, grass and corn stover into renewable fuels, chemicals and plastics. Metal oxide catalysts are central to reactions for upgrading petrochemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biomass. Catalysts are workhorses that help […]

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 […]

Imperial College London researchers have developed a hydrogen fuel cell that uses iron instead of rare and costly platinum that should enable greater use of the technology. Hydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen to electricity with water vapor as the only by-product, making them an attractive green alternative for portable power, particularly for vehicles. However, their […]

From MIT comes a new catalyst for the oxygen side of splitting water to make free hydrogen. The material could replace rare metals and lead to more economical production of carbon-neutral fuels. The researchers have developed a new type of catalyst material, called a metal hydroxide-organic framework (MHOF), which is made of inexpensive and abundant […]

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