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Synergistic oxidation-reforming of biomass for high quality syngas production based on a bifunctional catalyst

Conventional O2 gasification for low-rank biomass/sludge conversion is prone to high CO2 concentrations in the syngas because of its high O content and low calorific value. This study establishes a...

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Recycled Polymer: Green Roads for Polyester Plastics

Plastics are integral to numerous significant social advancements. Nonetheless, their contribution to environmental pollution and climate crises cannot be disregarded, as their negative impact on the...

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Cellulosomal hemicellulases: indispensable players for ensuring effective lignocellulose bioconversion

The bioconversion of lignocellulose has attracted global attention, due to the significant potential of agricultural and forestry wastes as renewable zero-carbon resources and the urgent need for substituting...

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Generation and transformation of α-oxy carbene intermediates enabled by copper-catalyzed carbonylation

Since the Fischer-Tropsch reaction was discovered by Otto Roelen in 1938, transition metal-catalyzed carbonylation reactions come in as one of the most important methods for preparing carbonyl-containing...

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Monolithic metal-based/ porous carbon nanocomposites made from dissolved cellulose for use in electrochemical capacitor

Porous metal-based carbon nanocomposites, with a monolithic shape, were prepared by a one-pot synthesis from dissolved cellulose and metallic salts using a simple, cheap, and environmentally friendly...

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Electronic interaction and oxygen vacancy engineering of g-C3N4/α-Bi2O3 Z-scheme heterojunction for enhanced photocatalytic aerobic oxidative homo-/hetero-coupling of amines to imines in aqueous phase

Photocatalytic oxidation coupling of amines represents a green and cost-effective method for the synthesis of highly value-added imines under visible light irradiation. However, the catalytic efficiency...

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NiCu-based catalysts for the low-temperature hydrodeoxygenation of anisole: Effect of the metal ratio on SiO2 and γ-Al2O3 supports

The effects of the metal ratio of NiCu catalysts on the low-temperature hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of anisole were assessed on a neutral SiO2 and an acidic γ-Al2O3 support. The activity of SiO2-supported...

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Textile waste – an opportunity as well as a threat

Clothing and textiles are very challenging to recycle due to the fact that they are nearly always a blend of fibres from different types of polymers. There are some promising early indications that...

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Microbial L-malic acid production: History, current progress, and perspectives

L-malic acid (L-MA) is an important intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and a crucial bulk chemical with various applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. With the...

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Recent advancements and perspectives of the CO2 hydrogenation reaction

Owing to excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which cause severe environmental issues, the conversion and utilization of CO2 have received increasing attention. Owing to its high efficiency and...

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the greenest of them all? A critical comparison of chemo- and biocatalytic oxyfunctionalisation reactions

This review article critically compares two widely used types of catalysis, chemo- and biocatalysis, and provides insights on their greenness according to specified parameters. A comparative analysis...

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Recycling is not enough to make the world a greener place: Prospects for the circular economy

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ZIF-8-derived Fe-C catalysts: Relationship between structure and catalytic activity toward the oxygen reduction reaction

The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity of carbonized ZIF-8 (CZ) and its Fe-doped derivatives, CZ-A (doped with ammonium iron (II) sulphate) and CZ-B (doped with iron (II) acetate), were examined...

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Microtubular solid oxide fuel cells with a two-layer LSCF/BSCFM5 cathode

In this study, we present the development of microtubular solid oxide fuel cells (MT-SOFC) with a two-layer cathode: a composite cathode functional layer (CFL) adjacent to the buffer layer (BL) and...

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Zeolitic germanosilicate analogue to pharmacosiderite crystallized in an acidic medium

Zeolites are typically synthesized in alkaline or fluoride-containing near-neutral media. Sophisticated organic structure-directing agents have been investigated for such systems with the aim of discovering...

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Multiple routes toward engineering efficient cyanobacterial photosynthetic biomanufacturing technologies

Developing efficient CO2 utilization technologies can alleviate the urgent pressure on energy and the environment. Moreover, these technologies are crucial for achieving the goal of net zero emissions....

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Advances in reactive co-precipitation technology for preparing high-performance cathodes

Reactive crystallization plays an essential role in the synthesis of high-quality precursors with a narrow particle size distribution, dense packing, and high sphericity. These features are beneficial...

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Carbon nanotube-based photothermal membrane for efficient cold air heating and removal of particulate matter and airborne bacteria

Indoor heating results in high energy consumption and severe atmospheric pollution. Although the development of solar air heaters provides a sustainable route for indoor thermal comfort, such heaters...

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Turning light into electricity, biologically

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Moorella thermoacetica: A promising cytochrome- and quinone-containing acetogenic bacterium as platform for a CO2-based bioeconomy

The negative effect of fossil-based industrial processes on the environment, especially the contribution to global warming by emitting greenhouse gases such as CO2 causes a global threat to mankind....

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Affinity-induced covalent protein-protein ligation via the SpyCatcher-SpyTag interaction

Production of economically viable bioethanol is potentially an environmentally and financially worthwhile endeavor. One major source for fermentable sugars is lignocellulose. However, lignocellulosic...

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Green Carbon: Towards a greener world

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Integration of Biological Synthesis & Chemical Catalysis: Bio-based Plasticizer trans-Aconitates

Plasticizers are essential to reduce processing difficulties and improve plastic properties. However, petroleum-based phthalate plasticizers, which are mostly used at present, urgently require alternatives...

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Nanofluidic osmotic power generation from CO2 with cellulose membranes

The diffusion of chemical species down concentration gradient is a ubiquitous phenomenon that releases Gibbs free energy. Nanofluidic materials have shown great promise in harvesting the energy from...

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Investigating formate tolerance mechanisms in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its application

Current global energy and environmental crisis have spurred efforts towards developing sustainable biotechnological solutions, such as utilizing CO2 and its derivatives as raw materials. Formate is...

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