KEEPING THINGS MOVING

CCEI researchers at UD have outlined a strategy to create renewable lubricants from non-food biomass, such as woodchips (above), grass, and other organic waste.

UD researchers synthesize renewable oils for use in lubricants

Feb. 01, 2019

Researchers at the University of Delaware-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) and investigators from its partner institutions are working to solve these problems. Their findings report a strategy to create renewable lubricant base oils efficiently from non-food biomass — things like wood, switchgrass and other sustainable, organic waste — and fatty acids, which are present in used vegetable oils and animal fat.

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GREENER HYDROGEN FROM WATER

Feng Jiao, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate director of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology at UD, in his lab.

UD innovator explores catalysts that pull their weight and serve the environment

Jan. 03, 2019

Jiao, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate director of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology at UD, wasn’t always interested in water electrolysis, which uses electricity to reduce water into hydrogen gas and oxygen molecules. When he first joined the UD faculty in 2010, his research program focused on the energy storage capability of batteries.

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CATALYZING EXCELLENCE

Bingjun Xu, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, is pictured with a tool his research group developed to determine the oxidation state of catalysts.

Bingjun Xu recognized as an influential researcher

Nov. 05, 2018

The University of Delaware’s Bingjun Xu has been named to the 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research. He is one of 29 scientists and engineers from eight different countries to make the list.

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