Washington State University researchers have made a key first step in economically converting plant materials to fuels: keeping iron from rusting. The researchers have determined how to keep iron from rusting in important chemical reactions that are needed to convert plant materials to fuels, meaning that the cheap and readily available element could be used […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are working toward a better understanding of how a large complex of proteins, called Photosystem II, is able to split water molecules into oxygen, electrons and hydrogen ions (protons). Splitting the water for the hydrogen and […]