Nagoya Institute of Technology scientists combined two promising photocatalysts to obtain higher solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency and durability in a water splitting cell. Both industry and academia have been focusing heavily on hydrogen as a feasible clean alternative fuel. Hydrogen is practically inexhaustible and when reacted to generate energy, only produces water vapor. However, to realize […]

A Nagoya Institute of Technology group of researchers has developed a novel, easy to synthesize composite compound that enables the efficient use of solar energy to reduce carbon dioxide. The effort is to find sustainable methods of breaking down carbon dioxide in emissions. CO2 emissions from human activities have risen drastically over the last century […]

Researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, (DGIST) are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch of recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels. The DGIST team has reported copper and platinum nanoparticles added to the surface of a blue titania photocatalyst significantly improve […]

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology researchers led by Professor Su-Il In from Department of Energy Science and Engineering have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Thanks to the […]

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have broken through to understanding of the properties of titanium dioxide known as ‘titania’ that is hoped to be used in photoelectrochemical cells known as PECs. The basis of the research clears up a decades old misunderstanding that’s clouded the knowledge of how mixed phase titania catalysts operate.  Mixed […]

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