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Study Findings Pave Way for Efficient, Economical Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Study Findings Pave Way for Efficient, Economical Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production

A complex process is required to synthesize dilute hydrogen peroxide at the large scale and this process seems to be economically unfeasible for most industrial applications except for a few industrial facilities. [More]
UT Dallas Scientist Discover Technique to Improve Battery Capacity

UT Dallas Scientist Discover Technique to Improve Battery Capacity

A scientist from UT Dallas has discovered a new method that could make mobile phones and car batteries last five times longer than the present ones. [More]
Clariant to Develop Catalysts to Enable Gevo’s Ethanol-to-Olefins Technology

Clariant to Develop Catalysts to Enable Gevo’s Ethanol-to-Olefins Technology

One of the world’s top chemical companies, Clariant has signed an agreement with Gevo to devise a new catalyst for Gevo’s ETO technology. Gevo’s advanced ETO technology utilizes ethanol as a feedstock, producing custom-made combinations of isobutylene, propylene, and hydrogen that are useful standalone molecules, or as feedstocks to produce commodity plastics, diesel fuel, and similar products that would serve as reliable substitutes for their fossil-based equivalent products. [More]
Researchers Propose New Way for Designing Cheaper, More Efficient Carbon Capture Materials

Researchers Propose New Way for Designing Cheaper, More Efficient Carbon Capture Materials

To make "clean" fossil fuel burning a reality, scientists have to remove carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases that arise from natural gas power plants or coal and stock or reuse it. For this, researchers are analyzing unique scrubbing liquids that bind and discharge the gas, but some of them show great potential to solidify into a cold honey consistency while binding carbon dioxide, making them ineffective and costly. [More]
Mapping Distribution of Molten Boron Debris Could Help Determine Re-Criticality Risk within Nuclear Reactors

Mapping Distribution of Molten Boron Debris Could Help Determine Re-Criticality Risk within Nuclear Reactors

Japanese researchers are a step closer to decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. They have been able to successfully map the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, which will help to determine the re-criticality risk within the reactor. [More]
Artificial Photosynthesis Provides Practical Approach for Storing Solar Energy as Hydrogen Fuels

Artificial Photosynthesis Provides Practical Approach for Storing Solar Energy as Hydrogen Fuels

Photosynthesis is a process through which algae, plants, and certain bacterial species absorb light from the sun to chemically convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into energy. [More]
New Phenomenon Shows Promise for High-Performance Fuel Cells

New Phenomenon Shows Promise for High-Performance Fuel Cells

Fuel cells produce electricity from chemical reactions without any harmful emissions, and have the capability to power everything ranging from portable electronics to cars. They could be more clean and efficient, compared to combustion engines. [More]
Materials Researchers Develop New Technique to Deposit Diamond on Cubic Boron Nitride Surface

Materials Researchers Develop New Technique to Deposit Diamond on Cubic Boron Nitride Surface

Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride (c-BN), integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure. [More]
Molecular Imaging Technique Helps Observe Proteins’ Reactions in Real Time

Molecular Imaging Technique Helps Observe Proteins’ Reactions in Real Time

Proteins are complex molecules that are responsible for carrying out all of the processes that sustain life. A better understanding of how these molecules perform their functions can be achieved by learning the assembly of their atoms and how the structure of this assembly changes as the atoms react. Until now, no imaging technique has allowed the observation of molecular movement in such speed and detail. [More]
Researchers Resolve Bond Configuration of Intermediates in Complex Chemical Reactions

Researchers Resolve Bond Configuration of Intermediates in Complex Chemical Reactions

For the first time, researchers have successfully imaged all of the steps involved in a complicated organic reaction, and subsequently resolved the microscopic mechanisms that account for their behavior. The study was performed by an international team of scientists, including the UPV/EHU's Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Research Group. [More]