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Read the full story at Green Car Congress. The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding six research and development projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for high-value graphitic products and carbon-metal composites that can be employed in clean energy technologies. (Earlier post.) Ohio University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment was awarded two…
The Institute of Cooperative Upcycling of Plastic (iCOUP) along with researchers from Cornell and the Argonne National Laboratory have invented a catalyst capable of deconstructing complex hydrocarbon-based materials like plastic. The technology is inexpensive and effective and could be a game changer for the chemical and fossil fuel industries.