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NTU Singapore Scientists Convert Plastics into Useful Chemicals for Fuel Cells Using Sunlight

By | Korea, News, Research News | No Comments December 15, 2019

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight.

In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light energy and convert the dissolved plastics into formic acid – a chemical used in fuel cells to produce electricity.

Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER) at the University of Groningen to Investigate Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Hydrogen

By | Europe, News, Research News | No Comments December 15, 2019
  • Machiel Mulder to investigate the economic feasibility of sustainable hydrogen
  • Subsidies awarded by NWO and GasTerra/New Energy Coalition

In the Climate Agreement, hydrogen plays an important role in our efforts to make our heat supply, transport and industrial processes more sustainable.

New Approach Improves Efficiency of Converting Sunlight to Hydrogen Fuel

By | News, Research News, USA | No Comments December 10, 2019
  • Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis
  • New approach improves the efficiency of converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel;
  • Provides a platform for testing different combos of light-absorbers and catalysts

UPTON, NY—Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water molecules so the building blocks can be used to produce hydrogen fuel.

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