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Platinum breakthrough for cleaner and cheaper catalysts

5 days ago

Scientists have developed a new way of significantly reducing the amount of platinum used in catalysts, opening up…
A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

October 7, 2019

Zeolites are a class of natural or manufactured minerals with a sponge-like structure, riddled with tiny pores that…
Eco-friendly electrochemical catalysts using solar cells to harvest energy from the sun

October 3, 2019

A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Kanazawa University develops an eco-friendly device that…
New Catalyst Outshines Platinum for Producing Hydrogen

October 1, 2019

PNNL develops a durable, inexpensive molybdenum-phosphide catalyst that efficiently converts wastewater and seawater into hydrogen. Hydrogen, the most…
Shocking heat waves stabilize single atoms

September 27, 2019

Single atoms work great as catalysts, but they usually don’t stay single for long. Argonne scientists are part…
Missing electrons reveal the true face of a new copper-based catalyst

September 26, 2019

Some chemical bonds cling more tightly than others. Chummy carbon-hydrogen bonds, for example, are notoriously difficult to separate.…
Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

September 19, 2019

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic…
Breakthrough in harnessing the power of biological catalysts

September 17, 2019

The power of nature could soon be used to create day-to-day materials such as paints, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals…
Selenium Anchors Could Improve Durability of Platinum Fuel Cell Catalysts

September 9, 2019

Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction reaction at the center of…
Getting Clear about Clean Air

August 22, 2019

PNNL researchers identified the molecular structure that breaks down an important component of smog. Nitrogen oxides, also known…
Neutrons shed light on industrial catalyst for hydrogen production

July 31, 2019

Collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. universities used neutron scattering and other…
For hydrogen fuel cells, mundane materials might be almost as good as pricey platinum

June 18, 2019

As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That’s tough for consumers but also a…
Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes

May 30, 2019

Baking soda, table salt, and detergent are surprisingly effective ingredients for cooking up carbon nanotubes, researchers at MIT…
Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

May 30, 2019

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology…
Cleaner, cheaper ammonia

April 29, 2019

Ammonia — a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer — can be made by a new process…
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources

April 24, 2019

Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be…
Catalyst Renders Nerve Agents Harmless

April 23, 2019

Scientists used a multimodal approach to understand how a catalyst decomposes nerve agents in real-life environments A team…
Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects

April 17, 2019

The biggest source of global energy consumption is the industrial manufacturing of products such as plastics, iron, and…
Making Every Atom Count to Reduce Auto Emissions

April 14, 2019

New approach enables lower temperature chemical reactions Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators have made…
Culprit Nabbed in the Death of a Catalyst

March 29, 2019

Researchers discover long-sought cause of selective catalytic reduction catalyst’s failure. Several years ago, a relatively new catalyst for…
A Laser Focus on Finding Better Ways to Make Renewable Fuels

March 25, 2019

In the search for alternatives to oil-based fuels, one of the most promising, and challenging, strategies involves splitting…
NETL Develops an Improved Process for Creating Building Blocks for $200 Billion Per Year Chemical Industry Market

March 7, 2019

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers developed a new catalyst that can selectively convert syngas into light hydrocarbon…
ReactWell licenses ORNL catalyst for energy conversion applications

March 2, 2019

ReactWell, LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to…
Fast track to cleaner diesel exhaust

February 11, 2019

Many countries are trying to get more electric and hybrid cars on the roads. Nevertheless, combustion engine vehicles…
Scientists take X-ray aim in effort to discover new fuel catalyst

February 6, 2019

Research reveals why similar water-splitting cobalt catalysts can behave differently. For many years, scientists have been looking for…
Discovery of single atom structure leads to more efficient catalyst

January 15, 2019

Catalysts are materials widely used in industry to speed reactions for making gasoline, pharmaceutical drugs, and for cleaning…
Vehicles—Fuel cell power up

January 12, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists studying fuel cells as a potential alternative to internal combustion engines used sophisticated…
Study shows single atoms can make more efficient catalysts

January 11, 2019

Catalysts are chemical matchmakers: They bring other chemicals close together, increasing the chance that they’ll react with each…
Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

January 11, 2019

Scientists adapt natural membrane to make renewable fuels. A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology have been…
Researchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalyst

January 10, 2019

A University of Illinois team of researchers led by chemistry professor M. Christina White has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can…
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