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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Gasoline from Thin Air? Reply with quote

Gasoline from Thin Air?
Discovery.com
Aug 5, 2010 - An enzyme found in the roots of soybeans could be the key to cars that run on air. Vanadium nitrogenase, an enzyme that normally produces ammonia from nitrogen gas, can also convert carbon monoxide (CO), a common industrial byproduct, into propane, the blue-flamed gas found on stoves across America.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we grab electricity from muggy air?
New scientist
August 26, 2010 - Wet weather could soon be harnessed as a power source?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gasoline from water, CO2 and sunlight
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January 4, 2010 - 'A research team from ETH Zurich, PSI, and Caltech demonstrates the stable, efficient and rapid generation of solar fuels. They apply a thermochemical cycle based on ceria redox reactions to thermochemically split water and CO2 using a novel solar cavity-receiver reactor under concentrated solar radiation. Their remarkable findings are reported in the latest issue of Science.'

Science 24 December 2010:
Vol. 330 no. 6012 pp. 1797-1801
DOI: 10.1126/science.1197834

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High-Flux Solar-Driven Thermochemical Dissociation of CO2 and H2O Using Nonstoichiometric Ceria
William C. Chueh1, Christoph Falter2, Mandy Abbott1, Danien Scipio1, Philipp Furler2, Sossina M. Haile1,* and Aldo Steinfeld2,3,*
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1Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, MC 309-81, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
2Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland.
3Solar Technology Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.
*To whom correspondence should be addressed.

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