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The U of T Solar Fuels Team Showcase its Greenhouse Gas to Fuels Technology at OCE Discovery 2018

The U of T Solar Fuels Team Showcase its Greenhouse Gas to Fuels Technology at OCE Discovery 2018 at the Toronto Convention Center, which is the leading innovation-to-commercialization conference in Canada. The Discovery exhibition brings together key players from industry, … Continue reading

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Congratulations of Michael Ertl and Co-workers!

Quite surprisingly, the synthetic version of a naturally occurring iron mineral named after a Nobel laureate (Mössbauerite), which has been previously studied by geologists and soil scientists, was found to be a promising ‘iron only’ electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Lu, Mireille, and Co-Authors, on your Solar Methanol Paper in Joule!

The current fashion for synthesizing methanol continues to be the high pressure and high temperature heterogeneous catalytic conversion of synthesis gas (CO-H2) using alumina supported nanostructured copper-zinc oxide as the catalyst and fossil fuel to power the process. It is … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mireille!

Mireille has received some great news, the award of a prestigious graduate scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada to support her doctoral research in the area of solar fuels. This scholarship recognises the outstanding … Continue reading

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Congratulations Jia Jia!

Jia Jia has just learned she has won the much-coveted “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad” from the China Scholarship Council. This award, founded by the Chinese government in 2003, recognises the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Reduction Reactions – Fact or Artifact

Artifacts that arise from adventitious carbon contamination of catalysts used in the electrochemical, photochemical and thermochemical reduction of CO2 to synthetic chemicals and fuels (www.advancedsciencenews.com), especially at low total conversions and low conversion rates, can only be authenticated through rigorous … Continue reading

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Green Syngas by Solar Dry Reforming – Killing Two Greenhouse Gasses With One Stone

Congratulations Alex Tavasoli on your Commentary in Joule,”Green Syngas by Solar Dry Reforming: Killing Two Greenhouse Gases with One Stone”! A photothermal dry reforming process has been developed that efficiently transforms two potent greenhouse gases, CH4 and CO2, into industrially … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Yuchan and Kulbir!

Congratulations Yuchan Dong and Kulbir Ghuman and Co-Authors on your Advanced Science Paper Entitled Tailoring Surface Frustrated Lewis Pairs of In2O3-x(OH)y for Gas-Phase Heterogeneous CO2 Hydrogenation by Isomorphous Substitution of In3+ with Bi3+ The excited state acidity and basicity of … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ab Jelle!

Well done Ab on your solar fuels paper published in Advanced Energy Materials, January 2018, where you demonstrate a highly efficient ambient temperature Solar Sabatier process whereby CO2 photomethanation is catalyzed by nanostructured RuO2 on a silicon photonic crystal support … Continue reading

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Solar Fuels Team – Breaking News

The U of T Solar Fuels Team has been selected as one of 20 semi-finalists from 160 applicant’s world wide, in the Ontario Center of Excellence Solutions 2030 Challenge Phase 1 competition, to find technological solutions to the greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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