Insights into the nature of the active sites of tin‐montmorillonite for the synthesis OME

In this study, we report that intercalation of tin into montmorillonite clay (Sn‐MMT) boosts catalytic activity for the synthesis of polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers, a promising diesel fuel additive. This increase in activity is attributed to the formation of a hierarchical catalyst displaying high surface area with accessible Brønsted and Lewis acid…

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SCCER Mobility Interview with Shelly Areguin

Shelly Arreguin is a researcher in the Composite Materials and Processing group within CMASLab at ETH Zurich and member of Capacity Area A3. Prior to this, she worked at Empa Dübendorf managing a cross-functional project with academic and industrial partners. She completed her PhD at the University of Washington…

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Carbon-neutral mobility: challenges and policy options

The recently published report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) entitled “Decarbonisation of transport: options and challenges” was presented at the Swiss Academies of Sciences in Bern on 5 April. As elaborated in the report and presented by the project…

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