Selective Deoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Bio-oils within Hydrogen-Modest Environments: A Review and New Insights

July 7th, 2016 | Wiley

 

Research development of processes for refining bio-oils is becoming increasingly popular. One issue that these processes possess is their high requirement for H2 gas.

 

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July 6th, 2016 | Science Daily

 

Two research projects have developed new processes to replace petroleum with wood for the production of important chemicals.

These precursors are used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics or fertilizers, report researchers.

 

This New Material Could Help Produce Cheap Hydrogen From Water

July 5th, 2016 | Fast Company

 

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen isn’t that hard, but it is expensive, in part due to the precious metals needed for the catalyzers used in the process. A new method, which uses cheap electrocatalysts to do the job, could make hydrogen fuel a practical alternative to fossil fuels.

 

Probabilistic Diagram for Designing Chemicals with Reduced Potency to Incur Cytotoxicity

July 5th, 2016 | RSC

 

Toxicity is a concern with many chemicals currently in commerce, and with new chemicals that are introduced each year.

 

Chemists Make Breakthrough in Carbon Capture

July 4, 2016 | PHYS

 

Scientists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.

 

Green Chemistry Celebrates 25 Years of Progress

July 4th, 2016 | C&EN

 

For chemists and chemical engineers, it’s not easy being green. It’s a creative challenge to choose safer reagents and solvents, design more efficient catalysts, develop cleaner chemical manufacturing processes, use bio based materials when possible, and find better ways to dispose of or recycle waste.

 

 

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