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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2018

Fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, aluminum air flow batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 24, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 4, 2018

X-rays reveal oxide islands on noble metal nanoparticles for catalytic converters, scientists elucidate the crystal structure of sodium boride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 4, 2018.

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Ceramic hydrogen separation membrane doubles flow rate, could enable clean energy

By April Gocha / December 13, 2016

Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a significantly improved stable ceramic hydrogen separation membrane that can enable a hydrogen flow rate that is nearly double that of other separation membranes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 18, 2016

Functionalized nanomaterials for carbon capture, floor tiles that generate power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 18, 2016.

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Cheap material from asphalt shows promise for most efficient carbon capture yet

By April Gocha / January 14, 2015

Rice University scientists say they have developed a derivative of asphalt—asphalt-porous carbon (A-PC)—that can soak up 114% of its weight in CO2 and is much cheaper than any other carbon capture alternative available.

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Dry water – a.k.a. hydrophobic fumed silica/water – touted as CO2 absorbent, emulsion transporter

By / August 25, 2010

“Dry water.” Credit: ACS. The American Chemical Society today distributed a story that came out of one of its meetings regarding the use of “dry water” powder as a medium for absorbing CO2, enhancing certain chemical reactions and storing emulsions. Although the story is interesting, it’s not exactly clear to me if the CO2 angle,…

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ARPA-E announces $106M in new awards for electrofuels, batteries and clean-coal projects

By / May 4, 2010

Energy-related materials R&D is going to be getting a nice boost in the near future according to ARPA-E’s latest announcement of funding projects. Thirty-seven projects in the areas of electrofuels (electric production of biofuels), innovative battery designs and zero-emission coal have been blessed to the tune of $106 million. ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward technologies…

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Ceramic spheres to capture and store CO2 emissions

By / November 11, 2009

Scientists in Brazil say they have developed a technique for absorbing industry-produced carbon dioxide before it reaches the atmosphere. The half-centimeter ceramic spheres were developed at the chemistry department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte in south-eastern Brazil. The inventors told Tierramérica that they believe this is the best method…

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Concrete’s role as CO2 absorber may be underestimated

By / May 19, 2009

The new (June) issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering is all about “Recent Developments in CO2 Emission Control Technology including lots of ceramic-related information. For example, there is an article that suggests that concrete/Portland cement is not quite the villain some have thought when it comes to CO2 emissions. CO2 production in making cement…

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Concrete solutions to pollution

By / September 5, 2008

Every year, concrete accounts for more than five percent of human-created, pollution-causing carbon dioxide emissions, reports Technology Review, an online news source published by MIT. Most of these emissions are created because cement – the active ingredient in concrete – requires limestone and clay powders to be baked at extremely high temperatures, usually generated by…

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