20 Apr '17, 6pm

University of Southern California Chemists develop climate-friendly hydrogen storage

University of Southern California Chemists develop climate-friendly hydrogen storage

Senior author G. K. Surya Prakash, 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner George Olah and their team at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences devised a way to produce and store hydrogen from methanol, without concurrent production of either carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, by trapping it in organic derivatives of ammonia called amines. “The Methanol Economy” is a concept that the Olah-Prakash team first began refining in the mid-1990s, right after the time Olah became USC’s first Nobel laureate. The goal of a methanol-based economy would be to develop renewable sources of energy, led by methanol, that could mitigate the problem of climate change caused by carbon emissions, as well as the U.S. dependence on other countries for energy. The need to offset crude oil consumption has only grown in the intervening decades since Olah and Prakash began their resear...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/universit...

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