Category: Research

Chinese researchers develop catalysts to convert CO2 and H2 into chemicals and hydrocarbons

Chinese researchers develop catalysts to convert CO2 and H2 into chemicals and hydrocarbons

September 8, 2022 |

In China, high-efficiency utilization of CO2 facilitates the reduction of CO2 concentration in the global atmosphere and hence the alleviation of the greenhouse effect. The chemical utilization of CO2, which refers to converting CO2 into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels, has a distinct and direct CO2 emission reduction effect, and can alleviate the energy crisis […]

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Onego Bio secures financing for R&D

Onego Bio secures financing for R&D

September 8, 2022 |

In Finland, biotech firm Onego Bio said that the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy has awarded a grant of nearly $4.5 million for Onego Bio’s research and development work. Onego Bio is a biotech spin-off from VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. The company said it uses a commercially proven Trichoderma technology to […]

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Japanese researchers create fumarate using artificial photosynthesis

Japanese researchers create fumarate using artificial photosynthesis

September 7, 2022 |

In Japan, in plants, natural photosynthesis binds carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic compounds, which can then be converted into glucose or starch. These useful molecules can be sequestered, storing the carbon in a solid form. Artificial photosynthesis mimics this process by reducing the greenhouse gas CO2—the main cause of climate change—which is converted into other […]

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Duke University researchers show how microbes share information

Duke University researchers show how microbes share information

September 6, 2022 |

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a microbial community phenomenon that essentially equates to teaching neighbors how to complete necessary tasks by ripping out and sharing parts of the brain. The process allows microbiomes to keep themselves and their environments healthy and could help scientists create robust, bespoke microbial systems for […]

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UK researchers lead team that produced breed of polymer nanomembranes

UK researchers lead team that produced breed of polymer nanomembranes

September 5, 2022 |

In the UK, a team from Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London (UK), Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) and Bielefeld University (D) have produced a new breed of polymer nanomembranes with aligned supramolecular macrocycle molecules. These new nanomembranes demonstrate properties that promise to improve the efficiency of separation processes widely used across the […]

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UK researchers lead team that produced breed of polymer nanomembranes

UK researchers lead team that produced breed of polymer nanomembranes

September 1, 2022 |

In the UK, a team from Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London (UK), Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) and Bielefeld University (D) have produced a new breed of polymer nanomembranes with aligned supramolecular macrocycle molecules. These new nanomembranes demonstrate properties that promise to improve the efficiency of separation processes widely used across the […]

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New study reveals that bio-based polymer PEF shows low CO2 footprint

New study reveals that bio-based polymer PEF shows low CO2 footprint

September 1, 2022 |

In Germany, the Nova Institute said it had conducted a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Avantium’s PEF (polyethylene furanoate) applications within the framework of the European PEFerence project.  In a release, the institute highlighted that the study demonstrated that the use of 100% renewable carbon in PEF instead of fossil carbon in PET for […]

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Chalmers University researchers develop computer model predict speed of enzyme processing

Chalmers University researchers develop computer model predict speed of enzyme processing

August 31, 2022 |

In Sweden, drug molecules and biofuels can be made to order by living cell factories, where biological enzymes do the job. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a computer model that can predict how fast enzymes work, making it possible to find the most efficient living factories, as well as to study […]

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Cambridge researchers lead development of floating ‘artificial leaves’ for fuel production

Cambridge researchers lead development of floating ‘artificial leaves’ for fuel production

August 30, 2022 |

In the UK, researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis – the process by which plants convert sunlight into food. Since […]

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Cranfield University-led team scores funding to study hydrogen production from biomass

Cranfield University-led team scores funding to study hydrogen production from biomass

August 29, 2022 |

In the UK, funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government. The technology would allow biomass – organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops – to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions at the […]

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