Electronic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Are they the future of energy?

A few years ago, the world of renewable energy was in the grip of a long, slow decline.At that time, it seemed as though renewables would take over the world.It was the dawn of the 21st century.But a new, more promising era of renewable power is on the horizon.The last decade has seen a rapid expansion of the renewable energy […]

Mapei, Oxidization and Oxygen Reactivity in Oxidative Metals

Oxidizer molecules can be oxidized by a wide variety of reactions including photolysis, photo-oxidation and oxidation by hydrogen bonding to organic molecules.Oxygen is an abundant component of the atmosphere and, like many other forms of oxygen, is essential for life as we know it.But what is the reaction between an oxidizing molecule and a molecule of a different color?Oxidizing molecules […]

The Bismuth Oxide Photoelectric Capacitor, an Electrochemical Device for Sustainable Energy Sources

By Michael A. Cappuccio, Associate EditorA recent report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that Bismith Oxide Photocatalysts are an exciting new source of electricity for solar power generation and that they have a potential to offer significant advantages over photovoltaic solar cells.The report, titled “A Bismudium Oxide-Photocatalysis Solution for Photovoltaics: A Review of the Design, Testing, and […]