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Redefining the Haber-Bosch loop

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Redefining the Haber-Bosch loop

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Lightning strikes twice for Molecule of the Year

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Lightning strikes twice for Molecule of the Year

Artist’s interpretation of the new molecule, courtesy Cambridge Photography Wednesday, January 6, 2021 For the second year running, researchers in the Nitschke group have had a molecule crowned as C & EN’s Molecule of the Year. The porous ionic liquid prepared by postgraduate student Lillian Ma was chosen by readers of Chemical & Engineering News…

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Sustainable hydrogen production a step closer

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Sustainable hydrogen production a step closer

Courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography Thursday, January 7, 2021 The creation of hydrogen from sunlight and waste has received funding to support development towards commercialisation. Photoreforming is a process which uses sunlight to transform biomass, food and plastic waste into hydrogen. Now researchers in the Reisner group have received a European Research Council Proof of…

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Chemical looping of biomass shows potential as ‘carbon negative’ energy solution

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Chemical looping of biomass shows potential as ‘carbon negative’ energy solution

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High speed super-resolution microscopy records driving force of cellular protein factories

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High speed super-resolution microscopy records driving force of cellular protein factories

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Zhang recognised for re-wiring photosynthesis research

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Zhang recognised for re-wiring photosynthesis research

Portrait of Dr Jenny Zhang, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti Thursday, December 10, 2020 Dr Jenny Zhang has been awarded the 2020 Royal Society of Chemistry Biotechnology Medal for her work in combining electrochemistry with natural photosynthesis to find sustainable ways to fuel the planet. Zhang is a key player in the emerging field of bio-photo-electrochemistry, in…

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Future Leaders Fellowship supports research into carbon capture

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Future Leaders Fellowship supports research into carbon capture

Dr Alexander Forse, courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography Wednesday, October 14, 2020 The award of a Future Leaders Fellowship on electrochemical carbon dioxide capture, announced today, will help Dr Alex Forse meet his goal to develop materials that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the global climate crisis. “This Future Leaders Fellowship will launch…

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Fighting fatigue in lithium-ion batteries

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Fighting fatigue in lithium-ion batteries

Image of coin cells courtesy Department of Chemistry photography Monday, August 24, 2020 Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifetime. Researchers from this Department, the University of Liverpool, and the Diamond Light Source have identified one of the…

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Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Image of Dr Qian Wang courtesy University of Cambridge Thursday, August 20, 2020 Researchers here have developed a stand-alone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis – a process mimicking the ability of…

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Climate Change: The Board Game

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Climate Change: The Board Game

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