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AkzoNobel joins partnership to explore opportunities for green hydrogen and 'electrofuels' in Sweden


AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is partnering with three groups in Sweden to explore the opportunities for producing green hydrogen and 'electrofuels' using renewable electricity. The partners are RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), forestry group Södra and packaging materials company ...


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Coupling experiments to theory to build a better battery


Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double the energy for the same mass. However, lithium-sulfur batteries become unstable over time, and their electrodes ...


New catalyst for hydrogen production is a step toward clean fuel


A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen. An efficient, low-cost catalyst is essential for realizing the promise of hydrogen as a clean, environmentally friendly ...


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Novel MOF shell-derived surface modification of Li-rich layered oxide cathode


Rapid development of portable electronics and electric vehicles requires lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) to have high energy/power density, low cost, good safety and long lifespan. In a commercial LIB, the traditional cathode and anode materials are LiCoO2 and graphite, respectively. Compared with ...


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Breakthrough in electrochemical production of hydrogen peroxide

Evonik invests in Danish hydrogen peroxide start-up


Evonik has invested in the startup HPNow ApS through its venture capital unit and now holds a minority stake in the company, which is headquartered in Copenhagen (Denmark). HPNow has developed a technology for producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in a fully automatic system using water, air, and an ...


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Flipping the electron spin

Test procedure for developing quick-charging lithium-ion batteries


When lithium-ion batteries are charged too quickly, metallic lithium gets deposited on the anodes. This reduces battery capacity and lifespan and can even destroy the batteries. Scientists at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now presented a process ...


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Electrode materials from the microwave oven

Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteries


Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective ...


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Electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals developed


In the cooperative EPSYLON research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Evonik Performance Materials GmbH have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis. ...


Metrohm acquires majority of DropSens


The Switzerland-based Metrohm AG is pleased to announce the acquisition of the majority of share in DropSens S.L. The acquisition comes after a longer period of successful cooperation between the two companies in the development of screen-printed electrodes and portable electrochemical ...


BASF and bse Engineering planning to convert excess electric current to methanol

BASF provides custom made catalysts


BASF and bse Engineering today signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom made catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process. This process will enable economically viable transformation of excess current and off-gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into the chemical ...


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