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A spoonful of sugar opens a path to longer lasting lithium sulfur batteries

“In less than a decade, this technology could lead to vehicles including electric buses and trucks that can travel from Melbourne to Sydney without recharging"

15-Sep-2021

Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report in Nature Communications ...

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Prebiotic chemistry - In the beginning, there was sugar

Chemist reports a reaction pathway in which minerals catalyze the formation of sugars in the absence of water

22-Oct-2020

Organic molecules formed the basis for the evolution of life. But how could inorganic precursors have given rise to them? Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich chemist Oliver Trapp now reports a reaction pathway in which minerals catalyze the formation of sugars in the absence of ...

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Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material

12-Dec-2019

Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the ...

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A sweet way to make everyday things almost indestructible

02-Jul-2019

The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar. A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals how sugars could be used to make almost indestructible cloth and other materials. Nature figured it out ...

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Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

07-May-2019

Developing renewable, plant-based alternatives for petroleum-derived chemicals is a major piece of the effort to transition away from a fossil-fuel based economy toward a more sustainable and environmentally friendly bio-based economy. But integration of novel and unproven technology into ...

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ExxonMobil, Renewable Energy Group and Clariant to advance cellulosic biofuel research

24-Jan-2019

ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that they have signed a joint research agreement with Clariant to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse ...

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Common table salt may have been crucial for the origins of life

30-Nov-2018

One of the most fundamental unexplained questions in modern science is how life began. Scientists generally believe that simple molecules present in early planetary environments were converted to more complex ones that could have helped jumpstart life by the input of energy from the environment. ...

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Global Bioenergies reaches 87% of yield target in Isobutene process

12-Oct-2018

Global Bioenergies announces that a new milestone has been met in the development of its Isobutene process. The company announces a yield exceeding 87% of the final target during the complete production phase, at laboratory scale. The productivity is also progressing quickly. Yield and ...

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AkzoNobel teams up with Renmatix to develop biomass-derived additives for paint and construction

25-Jul-2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix will jointly develop biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Renmatix is one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge, a program through which AkzoNobel Specialty ...

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Bio-renewable process could help 'green' plastic

23-Jan-2018

When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution in the way people thought about manufacturing: What if we weren't limited to the ...

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