Artificial Leaf that turns carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen

This artificial leaf is being tested in the lab at the moment. Here it is given pure carbon dioxide under pressure. They can not be used outside, because they can not get clean and pressurized carbon dioxide.

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Scientists find way to help fuel cells work better, stay clean in the cold

The catalyst developed here shows great potential to thoroughly guard the fuel cell during not only the continuous operation but also during frequent cold-start periods even under extremely cold conditions. Credit: Junling Lu’s research group In a study to publish in Nature on January 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China […]

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Pushing lithium ion batteries to the next performance level

HRSEM picture of a 2D/3D nanocomposite based on graphene. Credit: Freddy Kleitz/Universität Wien; Glaudio Gerbaldi/Politecnico di Torino, CC-BY-NC Conventional lithium ion batteries, such as those widely used in smartphones and notebooks, have reached performance limits. Materials chemist Freddy Kleitz from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna and international scientists have developed a […]

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Researchers achieve highest certified efficiency of organic solar cells to date

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Materials scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have achieved a new record in the performance of organic, non-fullerene-based, single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre. This standardised surface area is the preliminary stage […]

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Arizona Unlocks Solar Rooftop Regulations

Arizona has finally begun to loosen the regulatory shackles from solar hopefuls in the state, proposing new rules for installing solar, energy storage, and other clean energy systems. The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) filed a draft rulemaking on January 16, after studying interconnection standards for 13 years Source: http://ncairways.co/renewable-energy/arizona-unlocks-solar-rooftop-regulations/

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