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Scientists at Queen's University Belfast Create First Ever 'Porous Liquid'

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast Create First Ever 'Porous Liquid'

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a major breakthrough by creating a porous liquid with the potential for a massive range of new technologies including 'carbon capture'. [More]
Recyclable Microporous Crystal Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Recyclable Microporous Crystal Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

An international team of researchers has produced a novel microporous crystal capable of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) with much greater efficiency than any other material. [More]
Iron-Based Dyes Developed for Use in Cheap and Sustainable Solar Cells

Iron-Based Dyes Developed for Use in Cheap and Sustainable Solar Cells

A novel method that uses an iron-containing dye to capture sunlight with 100% efficiency has been developed. Previously, this had only been achieved using ruthenium dyes which are expensive and toxic.

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A Swimsuit That Cleans the Water You Swim in has Been Developed

A Swimsuit That Cleans the Water You Swim in has Been Developed

A unique sponge-like material that adsorbs pollutants from its surroundings has been developed by a team from the University of California. The idea was quickly snapped by a design agency who collaborated with the researchers to form an award-winning swimsuit that keeps you dry whilst purifying the water around you.
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Platinum-Copper Single Atom Alloy Nanoparticles to Cleanly and Cheaply Perform Key Chemical Reactions

Platinum-Copper Single Atom Alloy Nanoparticles to Cleanly and Cheaply Perform Key Chemical Reactions

A team of researchers from Tufts University has discovered that an advanced type of platinum-copper catalyst needs only a limited concentration of platinum, in the form of individual atoms, to execute vital chemical reactions in a cost-effective and clean manner. [More]
Innovative Process Developed to Convert Scrap Tires into Carbon Powders for Batteries

Innovative Process Developed to Convert Scrap Tires into Carbon Powders for Batteries

A process has been developed to produce supercapacitors from old tires. Material from the tires is converted into flexible polymer carbon composite films that can be used as electrodes in supercapacitors. [More]
Three New Cleaning Products from Axalta Coating Systems for Commercial Vehicle Surfaces and Equipment

Three New Cleaning Products from Axalta Coating Systems for Commercial Vehicle Surfaces and Equipment

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, introduces three new cleaning products for commercial vehicle surfaces and equipment: 3800S™ Surface Cleaner, 3821S™ Low VOC Surface Cleaner and 3850S™ Equipment Cleaner. [More]
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Effectively Trap and Store Greenhouse Gases

Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Effectively Trap and Store Greenhouse Gases

A team of scientists from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur are exploring ways of using vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) for capturing and storing specific green house gases. [More]
Symbio FCell Selected Impact Coatings' Ceramic MaxPhase for New Automotive Fuel Cell

Symbio FCell Selected Impact Coatings' Ceramic MaxPhase for New Automotive Fuel Cell

French company Symbio FCell manufactures fuel cell powertrains and range extenders for cars and commercial vehicles. The producer has chosen the Ceramic MaxPhase™ coating from Impact Coatings for its new fuel cell stack. The new fuel cell is expected to be ready for launch in December 2015. [More]
IPT/Green Chem to Enable Invista License Green Chem’s Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology Outside China

IPT/Green Chem to Enable Invista License Green Chem’s Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology Outside China

INVISTA’s technology and licensing business — INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT) — and Beijing Huiersanji Green Chem Co., Ltd. (Green Chem), a Beijing-based technology licensing company, have reached an agreement to enable INVISTA to license Green Chem’s fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) offgas technology outside of China. [More]