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What Does the Future of Automotive Biofuels Look Like

June 19, 2017

The future of cars almost certainly lies in biofuels. But what is the future of biofuels themselves? Biofuels, roughly defined as liquid energy..

The Chemical Reaction that Might Replace Gasoline

June 12, 2017

Is conventional gasoline set to go the way of the Dodo bird? Maybe, if chemists have anything to do with it. A spate of developments in the clean..

How Chemistry Is Making Cars More Sustainable

June 5, 2017

The automobile industry has never been known for its commitment to the planet. Over the course of the last decade, automotive sustainability has..

Chemistry and the Self-Driving Car

May 29, 2017

Self-driving cars are the talk of the auto industry, but they’re disrupting other sectors too. In fact, reverberations have sounded as the..

4 Ways Chemistry Is Reducing Auto Emissions

May 15, 2017

Harmful emissions from automobiles are one of the foremost environmental challenges facing our planet. The residual effects of burned fossil fuels..

A Field Guide to the Chemicals In Your Catalytic Converter

May 8, 2017

As their name implies, catalytic converters use catalysts to convert harmful gas emissions into less-toxic exhaust. Legally required to be..

A Field Guide to the Chemicals In Your Car Battery

April 24, 2017

Car batteries use chemical reactions to produce electric currents. The typical car battery is far more complex than you might think, consisting of..

3 Ways Polymers Are Making Cars Better

April 10, 2017

Polymers – chemical chains made up of many repeating elements – are having a moment. Polymers are the darlings of automotive technology, and for..

Understanding the Chemistry in Your Car

April 3, 2017

The over one billion automobiles in existence owe much of their functionality to basic chemical reactions. In the U.S. alone there are over ..

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