Tag: University of Delaware

University of Delaware lead research on adding value to lignin

University of Delaware lead research on adding value to lignin

February 21, 2022 |

In Delaware, a team of University of Delaware researchers and collaborators from CanmetENERGY are looking for economically viable ways to upcycle biomass into new products. Take lignin, for example. Lignin is a component of plants and trees that provides strength and stiffness to help the flora stand up to what Mother Nature throws its way. […]

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University of Delaware engineers captures 99% of CO emission using hydrogen-power system

University of Delaware engineers captures 99% of CO emission using hydrogen-power system

February 15, 2022 |

In Delaware, University of Delaware engineers have demonstrated a way to effectively capture 99% of carbon dioxide from air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen. It is a significant advance for carbon dioxide capture and could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to market. The research team reported their method in Nature […]

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University of Delaware engineers tackle challenges for electrolyzer technologies

University of Delaware engineers tackle challenges for electrolyzer technologies

January 19, 2022 |

In Delaware, University of Delaware engineers and colleagues at Louisiana State University (LSU) are collaborating to tackle the one hurdle that keeps promising CO2 electrolyzer technologies in academic laboratories rather than being scaled for industrial use — where they could make a dent in our carbon dioxide emission problem — is that the critical materials […]

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University of Delaware using zeolites to create new pathways for greener chemicals

University of Delaware using zeolites to create new pathways for greener chemicals

August 16, 2021 |

In Delaware, a doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, has been running experiments with zeolites in UD’s Colburn Lab. He wants to see if a special kind of this porous material can unlock new pathways to cleaner, greener chemical reactions. A typical zeolite is made up primarily of aluminum, […]

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University of Delaware researchers look to microbes to convert CO into chemicals

University of Delaware researchers look to microbes to convert CO into chemicals

June 22, 2021 |

In Delaware, in the quest to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere and curb climate change, University of Delaware researchers are turning to an interesting ally: bacteria that consume biomass sugars and CO2. With a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), researchers developing a system to produce […]

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University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

University of Delaware leads research on use of carbon capture for high-value chemicals

August 26, 2019 |

In Delaware, led by the University of Delaware, researchers have made a new discovery that could further advance carbon capture and utilization and extend its promise to new industries. In the journal Nature Chemistry, Jiao and collaborators from the California Institute of Technology, Nanjing University (China), and Soochow University (China) describe how they formed carbon-nitrogen […]

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University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

University of Delaware start-up creates renewable oil that can be used from cosmetics to lubricants

November 1, 2018 |

In Delaware, a University of Delaware start-up company, called RiKarbon, Inc., is combining plant scraps and natural oils, through chemistry, to engineer a bio-based oil that can be used as a renewable alternative to typical petroleum-based resources used in everything from popular skin lotions and sunscreens to lubricants for shipping, agriculture, food processing and hydropower […]

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University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

September 5, 2018 |

In Delaware, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, will uncover fundamental insights about metabolism and environmental signaling in […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech/PNNL Syngas-to-ATJ Fuels

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech/PNNL Syngas-to-ATJ Fuels

August 28, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy initiated a project to advance a hybrid conversion technology for catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived syngas to produce Alcohol-to-Jet fuel and chemicals while meeting the cost, quality and environmental requirements of the aviation industry. Ultimately the goal is to demonstrate that ethanol from gas fermentation is suitable for catalytic conversion to […]

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University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

University of Delaware teams with brewery on bio-acetone research

October 3, 2016 |

In Delaware, research emerging from two labs at the University of Delaware and their collaborators at White Dog Labs in New Castle drives the work now featured in a new article in Nature Communications. Unlike that barley soda, which sparkles with little bubbles of escaping carbon dioxide, the product these researchers are delivering – acetone […]

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