Tag: catalyst

Scientists reduce CO2 using a new Panchromatic Osmium Complex Photosensitizer

Scientists reduce CO2 using a new Panchromatic Osmium Complex Photosensitizer

October 24, 2021 |

In Japan, researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a new version of the osmium complex which can now absorb full wavelength range of visible light and will act as a panchromatic redox photosensitizer for CO2 reduction. The team combined this complex with a ruthenium (II) catalyst and successfully reduced CO2 into formic acid. Finding […]

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Scientists show catalyst can perform first step of turning CO2 into fuel in 2 different ways

Scientists show catalyst can perform first step of turning CO2 into fuel in 2 different ways

August 8, 2021 |

In California, Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory made a new catalyst, based on nickel atoms, that works with either heat or electricity and accelerates a reaction for turning carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide – the first step in making fuels and useful chemicals from CO2. Their work […]

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Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

July 3, 2021 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers found that water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel by taking a closer look at the role of water molecules in reactions inside zeolite’s pores, which are less than one nanometer in size. “If we are to do without fossil energy sources in […]

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SUSU student creates a catalyst for biofuel production

SUSU student creates a catalyst for biofuel production

June 13, 2021 |

In Russia, a winner of the UMNIK competition, student of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is working on a fundamentally new catalyst that will help to produce cheap biodiesel fuel from waste food raw materials. This type of fuel can be used for cars and other vehicles with diesel engine. The aim […]

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Researchers transform CO2 into jet fuel

Researchers transform CO2 into jet fuel

January 3, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Oxford University researchers turned carbon dioxide into jet fuel using novel, inexpensive iron-based catalysts – an organic combustion-synthesized Fe-Mn-K catalyst. This catalytic process provides an attractive route not only to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions but also to produce renewable and sustainable jet fuel. They prepared the Fe-Mn-K catalyst by the so-called […]

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Researchers now know more about the catalyst for the production of methanol

Researchers now know more about the catalyst for the production of methanol

August 9, 2020 |

In Germany, a research team from the Ruhr University Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion showed for the first time that the zinc component of the active center is positively charged and that the catalyst even has two copper-based active centers, giving insight into methanol production. “The condition of the zinc […]

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NREL develops new single-phase catalyst turns renewable and waste carbon into fuels

NREL develops new single-phase catalyst turns renewable and waste carbon into fuels

July 20, 2020 |

In Colorado, a new single-phase catalyst that enables the conversion of renewable and waste carbon into sustainable diesel fuels has been developed through a unique collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) consortia, Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) and the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. […]

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INFRA and PETRONAS ink agreement to develop specialist Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalyst

INFRA and PETRONAS ink agreement to develop specialist Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalyst

April 19, 2020 |

In Texas, INFRA Technology Group and PETRONAS Research entered a research and development collaboration agreement for the development of a specialist Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalyst. The project will be phased over several years to identify and develop a catalyst with optimum yield based on the required project parameters. The collaborative team, comprising members from INFRA’s R&D […]

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RUDN University chemist found a catalyst to improve biofuel production

RUDN University chemist found a catalyst to improve biofuel production

December 15, 2019 |

In Russia, chemists from RUDN University, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and the University of Cordoba (Spain) developed a new method for the synthesis of biofuels from renewable vegetable raw materials. They proposed to use bimetallic catalysts for the production of 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF) biofuel. The chemists managed to increase the yield of DMF by one third, up […]

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New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

New nickel catalyst converts GHG into chemical feedstock more efficiently

September 16, 2017 |

In Washington, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are transforming greenhouse gas into chemical feedstock using a new nickel catalyst that operates in water. The new catalyst converts carbon dioxide to formate and has three big advantages compared to traditional carbon dioxide conversion processes. First, it uses water instead of toxic solvents. Second, the catalyst […]

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