News - 31 Jul 2020
In a breakthrough new study, scientists and engineers at the University of Minnesota have electrically transformed the abundant and low-cost non-magnetic material iron sulfide, also known as...
News - 28 Jul 2020
Recently in Russia there has been a significant increase in the share of hard-to-recover oil reserves - these are high-viscosity hydrocarbons or reserves in low-permeability reservoirs (porous or...
News - 28 Jul 2020
An Army-funded project developed a self-healing material patterned after squid ring teeth protein.
The biodegradable biosynthetic polymer could be used to repair materials that are under continual...
News - 20 Jul 2020
They say it's better to have had something special and lost it than to have never had it at all. Who would have thought that sentiment holds true for metal oxide catalysts.
News - 16 Jul 2020
A dramatic oil spill, such as the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago, can dominate headlines for months while scientists, policymakers and the public fret over what happens...
News - 15 Jul 2020
Aromatic esters are chemicals that contain an aromatic ring consisting of functional groups called esters. These organic compounds are widely used as chemical feedstock in industries like food and...
News - 9 Jul 2020
Usually, when oil prices fall, biobased chemical firms struggle. But these days, alternatives to petroleum-based products are undergoing a renaissance.
Consumers are increasingly eco-conscious,...
News - 29 Jun 2020
Erlantz Lizundia-Fernandez, who lectures in the UPV/EHU's Department of Graphic Design and Engineering Projects, works with renewable polymers.
"We are seeking to drive forward the...
News - 23 Jun 2020
In the petroleum industry, the ability to separate oil and water is critical. Oily wastewater from drilling and processing crude oil is the biggest waste stream in the oil and gas industry, which...
News - 16 Jun 2020
Carbon dioxide is essential to plant and animal life, but in excess it negatively impacts the environment by absorbing and radiating heat in the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.