Israel Institute of Technology is designing a photocatalyst that can break down water into hydrogen fuel. Recently the scientists achieved record efficiency for solar-to-fuel conversion, and now they want to incorporate the machinery of photosynthesis to push it further. Global economic growth comes with increasing demand for energy, but stepping up energy production can be […]

A research team led by Kazuhiko Maeda at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new photocatalyst. They have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H2O) to obtain dihydrogen (H2) under sunlight. Since H2 can be used as carbon-free fuel, this study […]

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. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… DOE/Argonne National Laboratory scientists have used sunlight and a catalyst largely made of copper to transform carbon dioxide into methanol. A liquid fuel, methanol offers the potential for industry to find an additional source to meet America’s energy needs.  The study has been published in the journal Nature Energy. The concentration of carbon dioxide […]

University of Waterloo scientists have created an ‘artificial leaf’ by inexpensively recycling and converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food. Yimin Wu, an […]

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