Issue 24 – February 2nd, 2023



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Issue 24 – February 2nd, 2023

CO2 absorption


A study based on molecular dynamics simulations shows how carbon dioxide absorption occurs in an innovative material formed by porous carbon plates and an ionic liquid. The work, which was carried out by researchers from the CINE Computational Science division, contributes to the development of strategies for capturing the greenhouse gas.



This article presents a detailed investigation of the oxidation of glycerol – a residue from biodiesel production – using bimetallic nanoparticles composed of platinum (scarce element) and nickel (abundant element). The study had the participation of CINE researchers and members of our International Advisory Board.



This paper describes the computational tools developed by a team from our Computational Science division to understand the formation of nanoparticles and how their shape changes with temperature. Nanoparticles are key elements in several important technologies for the energy transition, such as the conversion of greenhouse gases into compounds of industrial value.

sollar cells


Researchers from CINE’s Dense Energy Carriers division report the use of three different techniques (two of them scalable) to produce large-area perovskite films and, with them, assemble solar cells and a small panel. The study contributes to the development of solutions to produce perovskite solar cells in an industrial scale.


This book chapter authored by CINE researchers addresses an alternative and sustainable way to produce ammonia: the electrochemical reduction of nitrogen gas (N2). Ammonia is a very important fertilizer, in addition to being the raw material for many products, but it is currently obtained through a highly CO2-emitting reaction. The text was published in the book Research Topics in Bioactivity, Environment and Energy (Springer).


A group of seven members from CINE’s Computational Science division carried out a technical visit to the laboratories of the Methane to Products division headquarters, located at IPEN, at the end of November. The two divisions have common research themes in the area of methane to products conversion. Professors, postdocs and students were able to exchange ideas and plan activities within the collaboration, which is already underway.



Prof Gustavo Doubek (UNICAMP) participated in a panel discussion at the congress of SAE Brasil about industry-academy partnerships within the Rota 2030 program. The CINE researcher coordinates one of the projects of that federal government program which supports the development of the Brazilian automotive chain.

inova trade

Through a booth and lectures, members of CINE’s Advanced Energy Storage division presented advances in batteries and supercapacitors at the Technological RoadShow of 9th Inova Trade Show, which connected companies and research institutions in Campinas in early November.



News articles that were published in the specialized electronic media address the development of a material that increases the power density and durability of solid oxide fuel cells. Conducted by CINE researchers and collaborators, the research was carried out at IPEN and at European. Check out our media clipping.

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