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 […]

ETH Zurich scientists have developed a new catalyst that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methanol. The new catalyst offers realistic market potential that make for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from recycled CO2 The global economy still relies on the fossil carbon sources of petroleum, natural gas and coal, not just to produce […]

Northwestern University researchers have found the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria. The bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding could lead to newly designed, human-made catalysts that can convert natural gas to readily usable methanol with the same effortless mechanism. Known for their […]

Cardiff University scientists have catalyzed methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures. But researchers have discovered they can produce methanol from methane through simple catalytic action that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The findings have major […]

University of Southern California researchers have devised a way to produce and store hydrogen from methanol, without concurrent production of either carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, by trapping it in organic derivatives of ammonia called amines. 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner the late George Olah in his last major paper, G. K. Surya Prakash, […]

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