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A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture

16-Dec-2019

In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits - it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs. Carbon ...

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Scientists devise catalyst that uses light to turn carbon dioxide to fuel

09-Dec-2019

Researchers find new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is steadily increasing, and many scientists believe that it is causing impacts in our environment. Recently, scientists have sought ways to recapture some of the ...

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Five-fold boost in formaldehyde yield

15-Nov-2019

Environmentally benign methods for the industrial production of chemicals are urgently needed. LMU researchers recently described such a procedure for the synthesis of formaldehyde, and have now improved it with the aid of machine learning. Formaldehyde is one of the most important feedstocks ...

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How to capture and use atmospheric CO₂

08-Nov-2019

Carbon dioxide (CO₂), the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, can also be used as a raw material, for example for the production of chemicals, building materials, novel fuels, or even as fertilizer in algae farming, i.e. input for future food production. CO₂ can also be bound to ...

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'Artificial leaf' converts harmful carbon dioxide into useful alternative fuel

07-Nov-2019

Scientists have created an "artificial leaf" to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to ...

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'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas

23-Oct-2019

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol. The carbon-neutral device sets a new ...

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New material captures carbon dioxide

The captured CO2 can be converted into useful organic materials

15-Oct-2019

A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. They describe the ...

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Converting carbon dioxide to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

30-Sep-2019

Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle. An international research team has used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into valuable raw materials. Scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in ...

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New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide discovered

18-Sep-2019

If the idea of flying on battery-powered commercial jets makes you nervous, you can relax a little. Researchers have discovered a practical starting point for converting carbon dioxide into sustainable liquid fuels, including fuels for heavier modes of transportation that may prove very difficult ...

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Climeworks AG and Antecy B.V. are joining forces

10-Sep-2019

Climeworks AG and Antecy B.V. share the same goal of removing climate-relevant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and joining forces renders this goal more achievable. The combination of their technologies will result in even more powerful solutions for both carbon dioxide removal, as well as ...

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