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 […]

Researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, USA and the National Center for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China found a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient. Natural gas is one of the greenest fossil fuels, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Incheon National University scientists encapsulated a methanol fuel cell catalyst in a protective molecular sieve that selectively prevents undesired reactions. Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), which produce electricity using methanol, will be an alternative solution in the transition away from fossil fuels and toward a ‘hydrogen’ economy. However, undesired methanol oxidation on the cathode […]

Boston College chemists have used a tandem catalytic system to efficiently convert carbon dioxide to methanol. By encapsulating multiple catalysts involved in the tandem process in nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks, the team reports achieving superior performance by eliminating catalyst incompatibility. The method could be applied to other tandem catalytic processes, allowing more efficient access […]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chemical engineers have demonstrated how to convert CO2 to methanol more efficient by using a highly effective separation membrane they produced. Carbon dioxide, on one hand, is a greenhouse gas that is the unwanted byproduct of many industrial processes. In the other, methanol is a versatile and efficient chemical used as fuel […]

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