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Updated: Thu, 07/11/2024 - 19:00

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially open on Friday, July 12. See the Campus Safety site for more information.

Alerte de McGill. . Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement ouvert le vendredi 12 juillet. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

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SCIENCE MAG | Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel

Published: 21 February 2019

Methanol—a colourless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the energy as the same volume of gasoline. Now, Chao-Jun Li and colleagues report they’ve created a potentially cheap way to use sunlight to convert methanol to ethanol, a more popular alternative fuel that’s less harmful and carries more energy.
More at Science Magazine (by Robert F. Service)

Image: Chao-Jun Li  (Laurie Devine/MCGILL UNIVERSITY)

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