Waseda University scientists of Japan have developed a new method to convert carbon dioxide to methane with an electric field at low temperatures. Compared to previous methods, this new method can produce any amount of methane whenever necessary. Methane, the main component of natural gas can be used to generate heat and electricity, so this […]

Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that makes syngas from CO2 and methane. The particle, tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the key component in a green process for making syngas, or synthesis gas, a valuable chemical feedstock that’s used to make fuels, fertilizer and many other products. […]

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into natural gas. The team’s research paper has been published in the journal Water Research. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants are left with solid sludge, called biosolids. For years, utilities have treated […]

But is it natural gas or carbon dioxide or perhaps helium or sulfur dioxide? Kyushu University researchers used an automated method to create a high-resolution map of the seismic velocity below the seafloor where they found a large-scale gas reservoir in an area where the Earth’s upper layers are being separated. This reservoir, the first […]

Stanford researchers have made a significant advance in the development of artificial catalysts.  The progress offers ways to make cleaner chemicals and fuels at an industrial scale. All living organisms depend on enzymes, molecules that speed up biochemical reactions that are essential for life and scientists have spent decades trying to create artificial enzymes capable […]

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