Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane ...

First atomic observation of synthetic fuel production

Synthetic fuel is cleaner than natural oil, but its production process is inefficient. Now, for the first time, physicists have directly observed the molecules produced in the chemical process. This paves the way for designing ...

Carbon dioxide reduction linked with hydrogen energy production

Last Wednesday the lecture theatre at the Empa Academy was filled to the very last seat as speakers from the automobile, energy and finance sectors as well as researchers and those involved in the politics of energy presented ...

How new substances form

Gas bubbles rise in a liquid. What looks like a bottle of sparkling mineral water actually is a type of reactor frequently used in industry – a bubble column. These reactors are found in laboratories and large technology ...

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