Continuous process for the controlled ozonolysis of organsolv lignin in a solvent consisting of short chain carboxylic acids or short chain carboxylic acid/water mixtures to yield aromatic monomer products including vanillin.
This invention allows use of an efficient and stable oxygen evolution catalyst that facilitates water splitting without requiring noble metals or complicated synthesis methods.
A safe method for the direct oxidation of methane and light alkanes to methanol and other oxygenates is disclosed. Selective catalytic oxidation can be a transformative technology for using increasing abundant natural gas, bio-gas and other sources of low value hydrocarbons via gas to liquid process.
This is a novel seedless floating growth technique for synthesis of a variety of hybrid nanostructures on graphene, primarily for electronic and optoelectronic applications.
Method for converting lignin biomass to aromatic compounds using a novel mesoporous acid catalyst.
A novel thin-film single-offset superlattice photovoltaic technology with superior performance and low fabrication cost through use of pulsed laser deposition (PLD) manufacturing methods and lower cost materials.
A novel low-cost method for fabricating high-performance plasmonic graphene for use in thin-film photovoltaic devices and other optoelectronics.
This invention uses a photoactive element between graphene electrodes to create a photovoltaic device that not only produces electricity from sunlight, but also transmits its infrared energy for use in an attached thermal energy device.
A multifunctional photovoltaic-battery (PVB) which represents a new-concept integrated PVB device as a novel power source for photoelectron conversion and energy storage within one single device.
This invention consists of a novel composition of matter as well as a process for the efficient conversion of glycerol to lactic acid.