Tag: hydrogen

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

March 22, 2020 |

In South Korea, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. The system decomposes lignin with a molybdenum (Mo) catalyst to produce high value-added compounds, and the electrons extracted in the process effectively […]

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Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

March 8, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste acquired a minority stake in Sunfire GmbH, a Germany-based developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO2 into raw material for petrochemical products. In addition to Neste’s equity investment in Sunfire, both companies will work […]

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Sasol to consider replacing coal with hydrogen to lower fuel’s carbon footprint

Sasol to consider replacing coal with hydrogen to lower fuel’s carbon footprint

December 21, 2019 |

In South Africa, Engineering News reports that energy and chemicals company Sasol is looking at a demo project to install Fischer-Tropsch assets with “green hydrogen” made from renewable energy and water using electrolysis. According to Engineering News, Sasol uses coal and water right now in their hydrogen production, but since the company wants to lower […]

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Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

September 23, 2019 |

In Spain, a team from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Cordoba has been searching for ways to increase hydrogen production by using microorganisms, specifically microalgae and bacteria. In this vein, researchers were able to increase hydrogen production by combining unicellular green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with Escherichia coli bacteria. The […]

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FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

August 18, 2019 |

In Missouri, New Energy Opportunities reports that FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide cells produce electricity more efficiently than a steam-fired generator, but the efficiency is driven by the hydrogen that is also produced in the process. FuelCell Energy’s molten carbonate fuel cell technology can be used to produce graphene and carbon fiber materials from virtually all […]

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Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

July 28, 2019 |

In Germany, a team from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Oxford has found out how hydrogen-producing enzymes, or so-called hydrogenases, are activated during their biosynthesis. They showed how the cofactor – a part of the active center and at the same time the heart of the enzyme – is introduced into the interior. […]

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EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The FLAGSHIPS project contributes in building two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat […]

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Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF is off to a roaring start with its pursuit of ambitious goals and announcements of new innovations. They launched four groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. They advanced five new cottonseed varieties, including dicamba-tolerant varieties for enhanced weed control. They presented novel high-performance insulation in their first carbon concrete composite facade […]

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Proton pathway reproduced to understand how algae enzymes produce hydrogen

Proton pathway reproduced to understand how algae enzymes produce hydrogen

November 25, 2018 |

In Germany, scientists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum succeeded for the first time in understanding how certain algae enzymes produce hydrogen by reproducing the pathway of the protons to the active center of these [FeFe] hydrogenases. This could allow such efficient but vulnerable biocatalysts to be chemically more stable. The hydrogenases produce two protons and two electrons […]

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Purple bacteria turns sewage into hydrogen energy

Purple bacteria turns sewage into hydrogen energy

November 18, 2018 |

In Spain, researchers at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos found a new method using purple bacteria and electrical currents that reduces carbon emissions from wastewater treatment plants. Purple bacteria are photosynthetic and use infrared light as their energy source, giving them various colors like purple, brown and red. The bacteria can perform metabolic reactions and are […]

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