Alternative Energy

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Lemont, IL — Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes.  For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts...

Scientists Develop Better Redox Flow Battery

Los Angeles, CA — USC scientists have developed a new battery that could solve the electricity storage problem constraining widespread use of renewable energy. The technology is a new spin on a...

Less May Be More in Next-Gen Batteries

Houston, TX — The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there’s an alumina lining. A slim layer of the metal oxide applied to common cathodes by engineers...

Flaky Option Boosts Organic Solar Cells

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — An inexpensive material, made from tungsten disulfide flakes just a few atoms thick, has helped to improve the performance of organic solar cells. The discovery by KAUST researchers...

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