Hydrogen production in a confined space
2 hours ago
National University of Singapore chemists have developed a method to confine noble metal nanoparticles in layered, quasi-two-dimensional (2-D) materials for efficient hydrogen production.
Can the UK's gas grid go green? New white paper explores options
Jul 20, 2017
Options for a greener gas grid are explored by researchers from Imperial College London in a white paper out today.
Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip
Jul 15, 2017
A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.
Scientists explore electronic properties of liquid electrolytes for energy technologies
Jul 14, 2017
Liquid electrolytes are essential components in a variety of emerging energy technologies, including batteries, supercapacitors and solar-to-fuel devices.
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries
Jul 13, 2017
Maritime transportation has emerged as one solution to the traffic gridlock that plagues coastal cities. But with urban passenger ferries operating in sensitive environments and tourist areas, hydrogen fuel cell-powered passenger ...
How selenium compounds might become catalysts
Jul 13, 2017
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have tested a new approach for activating chemical reactions based on the element selenium. They demonstrated that selenium can form bonds similar to those of hydrogen bonds, resulting ...
Carbon displays quantum effects
Jul 12, 2017
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such as electrons or hydrogen ...
Distant galaxies 'lift the veil' on the end of the cosmic dark ages
Jul 11, 2017
Astronomers studying the distant Universe have found that small star-forming galaxies were abundant when the Universe was only 800 million years old, a few percent of its present age. The results suggest that the earliest ...
Sustainable amine production through hydrogenation of amides under mild conditions
Jul 10, 2017
Osaka University group demonstrates a catalyst that effectively converts amides to amines at low temperature under low hydrogen pressure
Recruiting manganese to upgrade carbon dioxide
Jul 07, 2017
OIST researchers developed simple catalysts based on Earth-abundant manganese to use carbon dioxide for energy storage or turn it into useful chemicals for the industry.