Navigation Links
A better way to make hydrogen from biofuels
Date:8/20/2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Researchers here have found a way to convert ethanol and other biofuels into hydrogen very efficiently.

A new catalyst makes hydrogen from ethanol with 90 percent yield, at a workable temperature, and using inexpensive ingredients.

Umit Ozkan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State University, said that the new catalyst is much less expensive than others being developed around the world, because it does not contain precious metals, such as platinum or rhodium.

"Rhodium is used most often for this kind of catalyst, and it costs around $9,000 an ounce," Ozkan said. "Our catalyst costs around $9 a kilogram."

She and her co-workers presented the research Wednesday, August 20 at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia.

The Ohio State catalyst could help make the use of hydrogen-powered cars more practical in the future, she said.

"There are many practical issues that need to be resolved before we can use hydrogen as fuel -- how to make it, how to transport it, how to create the infrastructure for people to fill their cars with it," Ozkan explained.

"Our research lends itself to what's called a 'distributed production' strategy. Instead of making hydrogen from biofuel at a centralized facility and transporting it to gas stations, we could use our catalyst inside reactors that are actually located at the gas stations. So we wouldn't have to transport or store the hydrogen -- we could store the biofuel, and make hydrogen on the spot."

The catalyst is inexpensive to make and to use compared to others under investigation worldwide. Those others are often made from precious metals, or only work at very high temperatures.

"Precious metals have high catalytic activity and -- in most cases -- high stability, but they're also very expensive. So our goal from the outset was to come up with a precious-metal-free catalyst, one that was b
'/>"/>

Contact: Umit Ozkan
Ozkan.1@osu.edu
614-292-6623
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Blood pressure response to daily stress provides clues for better hypertension treatment
2. Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries
3. Researchers tap into a new and potentially better source of platelets for transfusion
4. As rates rise, researchers find better way to identify melanoma
5. Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts
6. Children born from frozen embryos weigh more and do better than those born after fresh transfer
7. Smart materials get smarter with ability to better control shape and size
8. Indiana U scientists uncover potential key to better drugs to fight toxoplasmosis parasite
9. Getting better with a little help from our micro friends
10. Quest for better treatment for effects of menopause
11. Mouse study: When it comes to living longer, its better to go hungry than go running
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announced today ... BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND SYSTEM. ... method to make payments.  With this patent, NXT-ID ... its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, with behavior-directed ...
(Date:7/8/2015)... , July 8, 2015 Summary Pancreatic ... the fourth most fatal, with a mortality rate of ... prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients has highlighted a significant ... is not being met by the current market. ... of products with varying molecule types and mechanisms of ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 7, 2015 ... mobile biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Credence ... & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year ... product suite to aid in its mission of ... and under-recognized populations globally. As Credence ID was ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 2Frontier Pharma: Pancreatic Cancer - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 2Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 4Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 5
... frequently exposed to heavy traffic pollution or smoke from wood ... University of Melbourne led study has found. The study ... of traffic pollution and wood smoke from heaters on middle-aged ... suffer asthma and were exposed to heavy traffic pollution experienced ...
... needs iron to establish and maintain a biofilm in ... proposed to deprive the bacteria of this necessary element. However, ... published in mBio , the online open-access journal of ... of the two types of iron that are available in ...
... to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the ... existence. The gastrointestinal (GI) tractand the colon in particularis ... bacterial species. But how do these organisms persist and ... due to foods and fluids moving through it? A ...
Cached Biology News:Traffic pollution and wood smoke increases asthma in adults 2Target 2 forms of iron to control cystic fibrosis lung infection 2A home for the microbiome 2A home for the microbiome 3A home for the microbiome 4
(Date:7/30/2015)... MN (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ralco ... Enrichment Center at the Lyon County Fair to be held August 5-9 in Marshall. ... about where their meals come from and how agriculture impacts their daily lives. This ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... According to a new market ... PB/PK, PKPD, Trial Design, Toxicity Prediction, In-house, Contract Service), ... by End Users - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... USD 2,107.99 million by 2020 from USD 1,034.93 million ... Browse more than 75 ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Ascendis Pharma ... that applies its innovative TransCon technology to address ... results from a six-month Phase 2 study to ... Growth Hormone in 53 treatment-naïve, pre-pubertal children with ... are extremely pleased with the top-line results from ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 30, 2015 ... results for the second quarter of 2015. CEO ... results and its performance in different businesses. ... http://www.eurobusinessmedia.com/ceo-direct/sanofi/sanofi-h1-2015-results-interview-with-ceo-olivier-brandicourt?utm_source=ceo-direct&utm_medium=wire Topics covered ... results - Performance drivers ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ralco Announces Primary Sponsorship of Ralco Enrichment Center at Lyon County Fair 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 2Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 4Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 5Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 6Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Top-line Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 7
... Focus on ... Supportive ... Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced its commitment,to ... of Strativa Pharmaceuticals, its proprietary,specialty pharmaceuticals division. Strativa Pharmaceuticals will ...
... Idenix,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX ), a ... of drugs for the treatment of human ... part of the,restructuring, Idenix has amended the ... Tyzeka(R)/Sebivo(R). Per the amended agreement, Idenix,will discontinue ...
... Settlement, NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 28 ... leader in providing automated instrument-reagent,systems to the ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to ... certain,activities involving the company,s Italian subsidiary. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 2Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 3Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 4Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 5Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 2Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 3Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 4Immucor Settles SEC Investigation 2
... Quixell, manufactured by Stoelting, selects single cells, ... In no time at all, a single ... the keypad...the cell is collected into the ... wells of a microtiter plate. Quixells unique ...
... genome-wide microRNA expression profiling and built ... microfluidic on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays ... comprehensive microRNA Expression Profiling Service. ... microRNA Microarray contains all known fish ...
... for genome-wide microRNA expression profiling and ... Paraflo microfluidic on-chip synthesis platform. These ... our comprehensive microRNA Expression Profiling Service. ... Maize microRNA Microarray contains all known ...
... systems integrate the unique quantitative and qualitative ... 3200 Q TRAP LC/MS/MS Systems with the ... software, to provide a rapid solution for ... , , Eliminate extensive sample preparation with ...
Biology Products: