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Engineering pulp foam with highly improved water stability and multifunctional properties by incorporation of natural rubber and montmorillonite

Considering the aim of carbon neutrality and reducing plastic pollution, lightweight porous materials with good thermal insulation and mechanical robustness derived from renewable resources are in high...

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Engineering of cofactor preference and catalytic activity of methanol dehydrogenase by growth-coupled directed evolution

Methanol, produced from carbon dioxide, natural gas, and biomass, has drawn increasing attention as a promising green carbon feedstock for biomanufacturing due to its sustainable and energy-rich properties....

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Palladium-catalyzed oxidative double alkoxycarbonylation of ethylene toward succinic acid derivatives

Employing biodegradable plastics is one of the choices to solve white pollution issues. PBS (polybutylene succinate), as a biodegradable plastic with good stability and heat resistance, is produced...

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Size-dependent activity of Fe-N-doped mesoporous carbon nanoparticles towards oxygen reduction reaction

The rational design of Fe-N-C catalysts that possess easily accessible active sites and favorable mass transfer, which are usually determined by the structure of catalyst supports, is crucial for the...

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Pathways to Carbon Neutrality in the Built Environment: Phase Change Materials

Phase change materials (PCMs) are increasingly capturing the spotlight in the realm of building design and construction owing to their capacity to absorb and release thermal energy throughout phase...

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Adopting green absorbent for CO2 capture and agricultural utilization: Biogas slurry and biomass ash case

Previously, the once-through CO2 chemical absorption process by biogas slurry was experimentally verified to offer the unique advantages like low energy consumption, cost-effectiveness, and feasibility...

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Zeolites for the environment

Zeolites are characterized by their microporous, crystalline structures with a four-connected framework with variable compositions, predominantly aluminosilicates. They are extensively utilized as adsorbents,...

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Integration of advanced biotechnology for green carbon

Carbon neutralization has been introduced as a long-term policy to control global warming and climate change. As plant photosynthesis produces the most abundant lignocellulosic biomass on Earth, its...

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Pilot-scale acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation from corn stover

Biobutanol is an advanced biofuel that can be produced from excess lignocellulose via acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation. Although significant technological progress has been made in this field,...

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Optimization of two-dimensional solid-state electrolyte–anode interface by integrating zinc into composite anode with dual-conductive phases

Solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) are a solution to safety issues related to flammable organic electrolytes for Li batteries. Insufficient contact between the anode and SSE results in high interface resistance,...

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Unveiling the relationship between structural evaluation and catalytic performance of InOOH during electroreduction of CO2 to formate

The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (ECO2RR) to formate is perceived as a technoeconomic pathway for transforming renewable electricity into fuels. However, the indeterminate mechanism underlying...

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Towards greener polymers: Trends in the German chemical industry

Global plastics production is expected to exceed 400 million tons and reach 600 million tons by 2060. Their synthesis currently accounts for approximately 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately...

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Advances in electrocarboxylation reactions with CO2

Recently, significant research has been conducted on the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added chemicals. With the decreasing cost of clean electricity, electrochemical methods have emerged...

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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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