PROBING THE POWERS OF ZEOLITES

The University of Delaware’s Mark LaFollette, a doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at UD, displays a large structural model of a zeolite. The honeycomb-like structure allows zeolites to act as a “molecular sieve.”

UD’s LaFollette receives DOE Graduate Student Research Award

July 27, 2021

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI) have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste — plastic bags, yogurt containers, plastic bottles and bottle caps, packaging and more — to ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel and lubricants.

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COMBATING PLASTICS WASTE

In the United States, less than 9% of plastic waste is recycled.

UD researchers report possible solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics

April 21, 2021

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI) have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste — plastic bags, yogurt containers, plastic bottles and bottle caps, packaging and more — to ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel and lubricants.

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GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

University of Delaware, Prof. Yushan Yan

University of Delaware Prof. Yushan Yan leads a UD spinoff company called Versogen, which is leveraging new technology it developed to decarbonize heavy, hard-to-abate industries by producing low-cost green hydrogen at scale.

UD spinoff selected for Shell GameChanger Accelerator program

April 20, 2021

It’s no secret the carbon emissions that result from using fossil fuels to produce energy are problematic for the planet.

One way to make a dent in reducing these greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is to find renewable ways to power the American manufacturing industry, which today is largely fueled by petroleum and natural gas.

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