Rice reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel

[ad_1] This schematic shows the electrolyzer developed at Rice University to reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to valuable fuels. At left is a catalyst that selects for carbon dioxide and reduces it to a negatively charged formate, which is pulled through a gas diffusion layer (GDL) and the anion exchange membrane (AEM) into the […]

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

[ad_1] The Akademik Lomonosov’s 5,000-kilometre journey to northeastern Siberia has been dubbed a potential “Chernobyl on ice”  Russia will launch the world’s first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov will […]

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test 'fast' reactor

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the process […]