A NEW WAY TO MAKE VALUABLE CHEMICALS

Feng Jiao, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, is a leader in the field of carbon capture and utilization.

Research creates process that advances the field of carbon utilization

August 23, 2019

In an effort to develop sustainable solutions to humanity’s energy needs, many scientists are studying carbon capture and utilization — the practice of using excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or from point sources, instead of fossil fuels, to synthesize chemicals used to make everyday products, from plastics to fuels to pharmaceuticals. Feng Jiao, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, is a leader in the field of carbon capture and utilization. Now, he and his colleagues have made a new discovery that could further advance carbon capture and utilization and extend its promise to new industries.
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FROM GREENHOUSE GAS TO FUEL

Qi Lu, Bingjun Xu, Xiaoxia Chang

From left to right: Former UD postdoctoral associate Qi Lu, current assistant professor Bingjun Xu, and current postdoctoral associate Xiaoxia Chang recently revealed a new approach that utilizes a series of catalytic reactions to electrochemically reduce carbon dioxide to methane.

Novel catalysis approach reduces carbon dioxide to methane

July 31, 2019

An international team of researchers has revealed a new approach that utilizes a series of catalytic reactions to electrochemically reduce carbon dioxide to methane, the main ingredient in natural gas, eliminating an intermediate step usually needed in the reduction process.
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Breck Award of International Zeolite Association

Marat Orazov

Marat Orazov receives the 2019 Breck Award of IZA

July 15, 2019

Marat and a group of investigators received the award for the synthesis of chirally enriched zeolite STW. This makes the second departmental recipients to receive this award, Yushan Yan being the first recipient in 2010.

The award, in the amount of $1,000, is presented at each IZA conference “to an individual or group for significant contribution to molecular sieve science and technology achieved since the last conference.”