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New device offers distinct advantages over previous attempts to improve upon natural photosynthesis.
Development is a step toward making such batteries practical for electric vehicles.
A startup’s catalytic process converts biomass directly into components of gasoline.
Chemical process can recycle PET bottles at lower temperatures.
A copper-based catalyst helps turn the gas into antifreeze and household cleaners.
Using nickel as a catalyst rather than platinum could also mean less-expensive fuels cells.
An improved catalyst could reduce the cost of making methanol from methane.
An improved catalyst could help oil refineries get more gasoline out of a barrel of crude petroleum.
The first mechanically activated catalyst might be used in self-healing materials.