Ames Lab creates multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner renewable diesel
Green Car Congress
MAY 13, 2014
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed bi-functional nanoparticles that perform two processing functions at once for the production of renewable diesel via the hydrogenation of oils from renewable feedstocks such as algae. Fe-MSN catalyzes the conversion of crude microalgal oil into diesel-range hydrocarbons. Creating a bi-functional nanoparticle also improved the resulting green diesel.