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New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance

14-01-2013

Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making, but it still came with a shock. Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and Israel's Technion Institute this week unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber that looks and ...

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GEA receives orders worth more than 32 MEUR

21-11-2011

The Duesseldorf based GEA Group received orders worth more than EUR 32 million for the supply of a Heller indirect dry cooling system for a new power plant in Turkey and for the rebuilding of a wet cooling tower in a petrochemical site in the United States. Both orders will be handled by the ...

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CAS: Forty Years of Biofuel Research Reveal China Now Atop U.S. in Patenting and Commercialization of Bioethanol

28-06-2010

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) reports that in 2009, China surpassed all other countries in the production of bioethanol patents, emerging as the global leader in the commercialization of bioethanol research. In the CAS Chemistry Research Report: China Takes Lead in the Commercialization of ...

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Researchers show applied electric field can significantly improve hydrogen storage properties

05-02-2010

An international team of researchers has identified a new theoretical approach that may one day make the synthesis of hydrogen fuel storage materials less complicated and improve the thermodynamics and reversibility of the system. Many researchers have their sights set on hydrogen as an ...

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Researchers design new graphene-based, nano-material with magnetic properties

A possible pathway to simply synthesize ferromagnetic graphene

04-09-2009

An international team of researchers has designed a new graphite-based, magnetic nano-material that acts as a semiconductor and could help material scientists create the next generation of electronic devices like microchips. The team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University; Peking ...

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Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

10-08-2009

A process that cleans wastewater and generates electricity can also remove 90 percent of salt from brackish water or seawater, according to an international team of researchers from China and the U.S. "Water desalination can be accomplished without electrical energy input or high water pressure ...

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Celanese Completes Sale of PVOH Business to Sekisui Chemical

07-07-2009

Celanese Corp. announced it has completed the sale of its polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) business to Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. for the purchase price of approximately US$173 million, excluding the value of accounts receivable and payable retained by Celanese. Celanese announced its agreement to sell ...

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Full steam ahead for paddlewheels

13-05-2009

Non-interconvertible, conformational isomers in a paddlewheel dimetallic framework have been synthesised by scientists in the US and China. Conformational isomers are molecules with the same atomic constitution and configurations, but they differ by their arrangement in space. The atoms in ...

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Chemists create two-armed nanorobotic device to maneuver world's tiniest particles

18-02-2009

Chemists at New York University and China's Nanjing University have developed a two-armed nanorobotic device that can manipulate molecules within a device built from DNA. The device is described in Nature Nanotechnology . "The aim of nanotechnology is to put specific atomic and molecular ...

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New ways to use biomass

Tungsten carbide as catalyst for cost-effective conversion of cellulose into industrially useful carbon compounds

25-09-2008

Alternatives to fossil fuels and natural gas as carbon sources and fuel are in demand. Biomass could play a more significant part in the future. Researchers in the USA and China have now developed a new catalyst that directly converts cellulose, the most common form of biomass, into ethylene ...

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