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Kobe team’s hematite mesocrystal photocatalyst simultaneously produces hydrogen and hydrogen peroxide

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Using a hematite photocatalyst, a team led by researchers from Kobe University has succeeded in producing both hydrogen gas and hydrogen peroxide at the same time from sunlight and water. Hydrogen has gained attention as one of the possible next generation energy sources. under 600nm). Mesocrystal technology. Tachikawa et al.

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Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Utilization of renewable solar energy is crucial for addressing the global energy and environmental concerns and achieving sustainable development. In this regard, photocatalytic water splitting has attracted significant interest as a cost-effective means to convert sustainable solar energy into valuable chemicals. Credit: DICP.

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MIT researchers boost efficiency of carbon capture and conversion systems

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Researchers at MIT have developed a method that could significantly boost the performance of carbon capture and conversion systems that use catalytic surfaces to enhance the rates of carbon-sequestering electrochemical reactions. The movement through water is sluggish, which slows the rate of conversion of the carbon dioxide.

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Rice team develops plasmonic photocatalyst for one-step light-driven conversion of H2S to hydrogen and sulfur

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Rice University researchers and colleagues at Princeton and Syzygy Plasmonics have developed a plasmonic photocatalyst for the direct decomposition of hydrogen sulfide gas into hydrogen and sulfur, as an alternative to the industrial Claus process. A paper on the work appears in ACS Energy Letters. —Naomi Halas. Bayles, Henry O.

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Rheinmetall presents solutions in South Africa for producing, storing and transporting green hydrogen

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At this year’s Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) expo at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion, Rheinmetall AG is presenting turnkey, mobile modular solutions for producing, storing and transporting CO 2 -free hydrogen. The concept is based on electrolysis; electricity necessary for this is produced with solar panels.

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All-in-one solar-powered tower makes carbon-neutral kerosene in the field at pilot-scale

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We are the first to demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain from water and CO 2 to kerosene in a fully-integrated solar tower system. Previous attempts to produce aviation fuels through the use of solar energy have mostly been performed in the laboratory. B) Photograph of the solar tower fuel plant during operation.

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Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy. The microstructured optical fiber canes (MOFCs) with photocatalyst generate hydrogen that could power a wide range of sustainable applications. Potter, Daniel J.

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