Power generation from natural gas is expected to be more efficient, up to 70 times faster than usual methods with the discovery of a new catalyst using iron oxide and mixed conductive support. The discovery by chemical engineers from North Carolina State University (NCSU), US, could also effectively capture carbon dioxide, CO2.
Chemical looping, is a process in which a solid, oxygen rich material, also known as an “oxygen carrier”—is put in contact with natural gas. The oxygen atoms in the oxygen carrier interact with the natural gas, causing combustion that produces energy.
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