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  • Editorial |

    Recent policies are promoting the conditions for a transformation of the transportation sector worldwide. Here, we look at the example from the European Union and reflect on the opportunities that initiatives such as Fit for 55 represent for catalysis science.

  • Research Highlights |

    As an alternative to fossil fuels for shipping, aviation and rocketry, high-energy polycyclopropanated fuels can be generated using a bacterial host.

    • Stacey-Lynn Paiva
  • News & Views |

    Photocatalytic H2 production using semiconductors is a promising approach to store solar energy as a chemical fuel, but the oxidizing power of the excited holes is often wasted. Now, holes are harnessed in a dehydrocoupling strategy that simultaneously produces H2 and diesel fuel precursors from biomass-derived molecules.

    • Guanqun Han
    •  & Yujie Sun
    Nature Energy 4, 532-533
  • News & Views |

    A significant portion of the energy required to electrochemically reduce CO2 to fuels and chemicals is typically consumed by the accompanying oxygen evolution reaction. Now, researchers show that alternative oxidative reactions using biodiesel-waste could improve the economics and emission profiles of this process.

    • André Bardow
    •  & Matthias Wessling
    Nature Energy 4, 440-441