FROM CARBON DIOXIDE TO FUEL

The University of Delaware’s Feng Jiao (center) has received funding to study production of alcohols from carbon dioxide flue gas.

UD’s Feng Jiao wins DOE funding to produce alcohols from CO2 flue gas

February 23, 2017

Modern society’s extensive use of fossil fuels has led to unprecedented atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with widespread climate impacts.

Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is one of the technologies under investigation to mitigate CO2 emissions associated with coal-fired power plants.

However, according to the University of Delaware’s Feng Jiao, large-scale CO2 sequestration poses risks to the environment from leakage. Other disadvantages include limited efficient geological repositories and high transportation and compression costs.

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GO AWAY GREENHOUSE GAS

Bingjun Xu has won the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

NSF Career Award to focus on electrochemical reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide

February 15, 2017

The University of Delaware’s Bingjun Xu has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to address electrochemical reduction of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

The five-year, $523,000 grant, “Elucidating Molecular Level Interplay Between Catalysts and Electrolytes in Electrochemical Reduction of CO2,” was awarded through NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.

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APRIL 17: NAMED PROFESSOR LECTURE

Dion Vlachos, who has been named the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture April 17.

UD’s Dion Vlachos will address global energy, water, food needs

February 13, 2017

The University of Delaware’s Dion Vlachos, who has been named the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in Room 104 Gore Hall.

A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the DuPont Hall Lobby. Those who plan to attend should RSVP by email to Sue Zatto.

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