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Effective Use of Renewable Electricity for Making Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis Renewed. The Department of Energy renewed funding for the center that explores scientific principles which underpin solar energy and fuel cells. The researchers earned the renewal through their achievements in developing catalysts that can convert energy between electrical and chemical forms.
Make a Splash: Duo Reviews How Liquids Alter Energy-Storing Reactions. Sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide could be used to create fuel, but the role of the solvent was often overlooked. Eric Wiedner and John Linehan are correcting that oversight in their invited article.
Invited Article Reviews the State of Fuel Production from Waste Carbon. In their article, Robert (Bob) S. Weber, Johnathan Holladay, Ellen Panisko, Lesley Snowden-Swan (all PNNL), and their colleagues estimate that now-wasted carbon can be converted into a fuel precursor that equates to about 420 million barrels of petroleum a year.
Joint Appointment Recognized by American Chemical Society. Yong Wang was honored with the Society's annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Fellow Award.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the nation's premier laboratory for scientific discovery in chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics and for solutions to the nation's toughest challenges in energy resiliency and national security. Founded in 1965, PNNL is operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. DOE's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information on PNNL, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.
EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, is a DOE Office of Science user facility. Located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., EMSL offers an open, collaborative environment for scientific discovery to researchers around the world. Its integrated computational and experimental resources enable researchers to realize important scientific insights and create new technologies.
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