Catalysts are vital instruments of the chemical industry that essentially speed up reactions by providing a different reaction pathway with a lower activation energy whilst not being used up in the reaction, not only does this mean that we can perform reactions faster (for example iron used in the Haber process to make ammonia) and perform reactions in different (less costly/dangerous) conditions but it also means we can complete reactions that would otherwise not be possible, leading to a clear importance within not just industry but society as a whole. 995 more words
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U of Wisonsin-Madison: Researchers Invent a Metal-Free Fuel Cell: Molecular vs. 'Solid' Catalyst: Why that's Important
Check the link below for some cool research in the origin of life on earth!!
Evidence of key ingredient during the dawn of life
Up and coming Sheffield Indie band Catalysts have recently released their debut single See In The Dark and it’s a bloody cracker!
Usually I’m not into the whole indie vibe because frankly, it bores me but Catalysts new single really spoke to me. 214 more words
Scientists at SLAC and Utrecht University have identified key problems in the crude oil refining process in an effort to increase the production yield of gasoline. 154 more words
C02-eating catalysts, bendy batteries, super ductile alloys - 12 advanced material start-ups to change the world
London, April 29th
The London Environmental Investment Forum (LEIF) and Global Corporate Venturing have today published ‘New Fusions in Advanced Materials Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital’ 596 more words