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    Ammonia has been proposed as a shipping fuel, yet potential adverse side-effects are poorly understood. We argue that if nitrogen releases from ammonia are not tightly controlled, the scale of the demands of maritime transport are such that the global nitrogen cycle could be substantially altered.

    • Paul Wolfram
    • , Page Kyle
    •  & Steven Smith
    Nature Energy 7, 1112-1114
  • News & Views |

    Formic acid is a promising hydrogen carrier, but more effective and economical catalysis of both its synthesis from H2 and CO2 and its dehydrogenation is needed. To this end, a Mn-based complex, in the presence of an α-amino acid, is now shown to promote efficient catalysis of both reactions and enable retention and reuse of CO2.

    • Sheri Lense
    Nature Energy 7, 396-397
  • News & Views |

    Ammonia holds promise as a clean energy carrier, but its synthesis requires high pressures and large production scales that are ill-matched to renewable, decentralized energy production. Now, researchers use metal imides to mediate ammonia production in a chemical looping process that operates under mild conditions.

    • Götz Veser
    Nature Energy 3, 1025-1026
  • News & Views |

    Development of an earth-abundant and inexpensive copper-based catalyst is desirable for CO2 hydrogenation. Now, the combined application of a stable copper hydride and a Lewis pair is shown to effect activation of CO2 as well as heterolysis of H2, achieving significant turnover numbers.

    • Yoshihito Kayaki
    •  & Ryo Watari
    Nature Catalysis 1, 739-740