Stories with the tag: Catalysis
Researchers have determined how key chemicals reactions that turn bio-oil (shown) into gasoline or diesel can be sabotaged by water. The underlying principles can be applied to other processes in biofuels development.
Release Date: 8/20/2014
Renewed for another four years, the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis is poised to take on new scientific challenges exploring chemical reactions at the core of technologies such as solar energy and fuel cells.
Release Date: 6/19/2014
Researchers caught this iron-based catalyst in the act of splitting a hydrogen molecule in two. This will help them develop cheaper fuel cells by using catalysts based on common metals.
Release Date: 4/23/2014
PNNL Laboratory Fellow Morris Bullock has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his significant contributions to the chemical sciences
Release Date: 9/23/2013
PNNL is leading a $2.7-million project to develop a novel process to extract the lightweight metal magnesium from seawater. The process could ultimately make fuel-efficient transportation more affordable and expand the American magnesium market.
Release Date: 9/19/2013
The newest catalytic converters break down the pollutant nitric oxide in a way reminiscent of bacterial enzymes
Release Date: 9/10/2013
One molecule can crystallize into two different colors due to a slight variation in one weak chemical bond. Called agostomers, this is the first time scientists have crystallized two variations and were surprised to see the different hues.
Release Date: 8/2/2013
PNNL Laboratory Fellow Morris Bullock was honored with the Royal Chemistry Society’s biennial Homogeneous Catalysis Award for his pioneering use of inexpensive metals for homogeneous catalysis.
Release Date: 6/11/2013
Iron-based catalysts for both the anode and cathodes of fuel cells would make them much cheaper to use to burn hydrogen.
Release Date: 2/17/2013
Batteries are an important part of our daily lives. This research will make them more powerful, last longer, and be easier on our wallets.
Release Date: 11/30/2012