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Proton-exchange membrane in acid medium permits sustainable electrochemical conversion of CO2 to formic acid

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06917-5 https://news.sciencenet.cn/htmlnews/2024/2/517295.shtm A Chinese-New Zealand team has developed a proton-exchange membrane system that reduces CO2 to formic acid at a catalyst that is derived from waste lead–acid batteries and in which a lattice carbon activation mechanism contributes. When coupling CO2 reduction with hydrogen oxidation, formic acid is produced with over 93% Faradaic efficiency. The system […]

Cell-wall based leaching of Ce(III)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S138589472304799X?via%3Dihub https://www.cas.cn/syky/202312/t20231205_4990265.shtml Researchers at the CAS QIBEBT in Qingdao have developed a new type of biomimetic adsorbent material for the green and efficient adsorption of low-concentration rare earth ions from leach tailings in rare earth mining areas based on the enrichment motifs of the rare earth super-enriched plants- In this work, a novel cellulose/pectin composite […]

China’s PubScholar starts with 190 million documents, PubMed holds 36 million

On Nov. 1, 2023, the National Science Library and the Knowledge Serice Platform of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has released PubScholar, a public information database modelled after PubMed of the USA. https://pubscholar.cn It operates in Chinese language and aims to build scholarly platform for the public good, to provide high-quality public academic resources for […]

Shenzhen team develops Corynebacterium engineering chassis and converts biomass to lycopene

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-023-01489-x https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/life/202307/t20230731_334150.shtml A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed an integrated technological workflow for engineered living materials ELMs by synergistically combining tools from bioinformatics, structural biology, and synthetic biology. The workflow enables the exploration, comprehension, and utilization of bacterial biopolymers of interest and […]

MIIT: China leads the world in industrial robot production and installations

https://www.recordchina.co.jp/b919111-s6-c20-d0189.html According to an address of Xin Guobin, deputy director of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII), at the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Robot Games in Beijing, China robot industry sales in 2022 were more than 170 billion yuan (1 yuan = approx. 20 yen), and industrial robot installations accounted for […]

New Chinese high-speed train targets 1,000 km/h

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2023/0424/c95952-20010257.html The “New High-Speed Train” theme science and education exhibition held by the Aerospace Science and Technology Group opened in Beijing on April 23. According to what was revealed at the exhibition, there has been a new development in the “new high-speed train” that China is developing. China’s first full-scale superconducting running test has recently […]

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