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Chemistry for the Future: Clean Energy

Chemistry has a central, irreplaceable role to play in solving global energy challenges. From turning carbon dioxide into fuel, to producing new materials for the storage of hydrogen, research at Oxford Chemistry is securing our future.   To find out more about our research, please visit: http://energy.chem.ox.ac.uk/ For more information about the science discussed in these podcasts, please visit the websites in the menus.

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Unlocking the Power of Hydrogen

Kylie Vincent and Philip Ash discuss how bacteria harness the energy stored within hydrogen molecules, and how this could help build a more sustainable energy future.

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10 Jun 2015

Rank #1

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Chemistry is Central to our Energy Future

Phil Grunewald, Deputy Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford, explains how chemistry helps to solve global energy challenges.

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10 Jun 2015

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Using Catalysts to Make Exhaust Fumes Greener

How can we reduce the pollution from car exhausts? Methane has a global warming effect 20 times higher than carbon dioxide.  Lizzie Raine,  Researcher in Edman Tsang’s group, explains how she uses a nanoparticle catalyst to covert methane to carbon dioxide, helping to reduce the greenhouse effect.

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The Energy Challenge:  Research at Oxford

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