New oxygen-removing catalyst developed for better biofuel production

Researchers from Washington State University have developed a new catalyst that can remove oxygen from plant-based materials for a more efficient biofuel process. The researchers mix inexpensive iron with a tiny amount of rare palladium to make their catalysts. The new catalyst addresses one of the challenges in biofuel production which is grabbing carbon for fuel while removing oxygen. Too much oxygen, which is naturally found in plant material...

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