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Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough

Imagine needing only ten minutes to fully-charge your electric car

20-Feb-2020

A new bendable supercapacitor made from graphene, which charges quickly and safely stores a record-high level of energy for use over a long period, has been developed and demonstrated by UCL and Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers. While at the proof-of-concept stage, it shows enormous ...

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Applied Photophysics board appoints Tim Flanagan as CEO

04-Feb-2020

Applied Photophysics Limited has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tim Flanagan as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Additionally, Marc Neglia has been appointed President of Applied Photophysics Inc. to lead operations in the ...

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Catalytic protocells get zingy

10-Jan-2020

Artificial cells capable of oxygen gas production and chemical signalling have been prepared using a combination of synthetic and biological catalysts through an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Padua in Italy. From the synthesis of drugs to the ...

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New way to sustainably make chemicals by copying nature's tricks

08-Jan-2020

Researchers have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production. The new technique, pioneered by Imperial College London scientists, could reduce the need to use fossil fuels to create chemicals, plastics, ...

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Fine-tuning thermoelectric materials for cheaper renewable energy

19-Dec-2019

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new thermoelectric materials, which could provide a low-cost option for converting heat energy into electricity. Materials known as halide perovskites have been proposed as affordable alternatives to existing thermoelectric ...

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Brenntag strengthens position in the UK by acquiring specialty and industrial chemical company Tan International

18-Dec-2019

Brenntag has acquired Tan International Limited headquartered in Perth, Scotland. The company is a distributor and blender of specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients with a broad product and service portfolio for a variety of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, ...

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Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemicals

28-Nov-2019

A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals. A collaboration between the UK and Brazil has shown that waste sugar cane and wheat straw from ...

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Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes

27-Nov-2019

A research collaboration between Rice University and the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has found that old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale. Carbon nanotubes are tiny ...

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Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

26-Nov-2019

A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks to a new advanced material developed by an international team of scientists. New research led by The University of ...

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'Messy' production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

13-Nov-2019

Scientists at the University of Cambridge studying perovskite materials for next generation solar cells and flexible LEDs have discovered that they can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered, vastly simplifying production processes and lowering cost. The surprising ...

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