06 DEC

Improving the Activity of M-N-4 Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction by...

Metal and nitrogen codoped carbons (M-N/Cs) have emerged as promising alternatives to platinum-based catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). DFT calculations...

27 NOV

Mechanistic reaction pathways of enhanced ethylene yields during electroreduction...

Unlike energy efficiency and selectivity challenges, the kinetic effects of impure or intentionally mixed CO2 feeds on the catalytic reactivity of the direct electrochemical...

06 NOV

Analysis of Mass Flows and Membrane Cross-over in CO2 Reduction at High Current...

Cell designs that integrate membrane-electrode assemblies (MEAs) with highly selective catalysts are a promising route to reduce ohmic losses and achieve high energy efficiency...

Image: Nørskov et al, Ammonia synthesis from N2 and H2O using a lithium cycling electrification strategy at atmospheric pressure, Energy & Environmental Science, July 2017
18 AUG

Article on V-Sustains research in

Sustainable ammonia synthesis: SUNCAT’s lithium-cycling strategy. Research suggests new direction for ammonia synthesis

Physics Electrochemistry Catalysis Energy storage
14 AUG

Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis—The Selectivity Challenge

The N2 molecule is particularly inert; the N−N triple bond is one of the most stable in all of chemistry, and in addition, the molecule has no dipole moment and a very...

Physics Electrochemistry Catalysis Energy storage
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics, has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
Electrochemical energy conversion. Schematic showing electrochemical conversion of water, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen into value-added products (e.g., hydrogen, hydrocarbons, oxygenates, and ammonia), using energy from renewable sources. The combination of theoretical and experimental studies working in concert provides us with insight into these electrochemical transformations and guides the development of the high-performance electrocatalysts needed to enable these technologies.
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
15 DEC

Toward sustainable fuel cells

Summary A quarter of humanity's current energy consumption is used for transportation (1). Low-temperature hydrogen fuel cells offer much promise for replacing this colossal...

07 DEC

Screening of databases is the basis for developing new energy materials

The growing volume of computer-generated data and calculations makes it possible to quickly develop new energy materials. A recently published screening focuses on materials...

Physics Materials Computer calculations
Oxides for CO2 electroreduction
26 OCT

Descriptors and Thermodynamic Limitations of Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction...

A detailed understanding of the electrochemical reduction of CO2 into liquid fuels on rutile metal oxide surfaces is developed by using DFT calculations. We consider oxide...

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