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A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction

Researchers present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open up many new directions for converting CO2 to industrially useful organic compounds.

Jun 17th, 2019

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Clean and effective electronic waste recycling

E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. Researchers are working on a way to change that using pulsed power technology.

May 15th, 2019

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Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

Researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains a high solar-to-fuel efficiency.

Apr 29th, 2019

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'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste

A research team has solved the molecular structure of an important enzyme (MHETase). MHETase was discovered in bacteria and, together with a second enzyme - PETase, is able to break down the widely used plastic PET into its basic building blocks.

Apr 12th, 2019

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