Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalyst provides flexibility to mild and moderate-resid feed units. The Borotec portfolio based on BBT uses boron in the catalyst formulation.
Month: May 2022
Borohydrides: Reducing Agents in Organic Synthesis
Borohydrides as reducing agents are essential compounds in organic and inorganic chemistry. Essential borohydrides are lithium borohydride and sodium borohydride.
Podcast – Boron at Fukushima
In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 and how Boron helps to contain the radiation and the potential spread of nuclear fallout.
Sustainable Mining: The Future of the Industry
Sustainable mining is the sustainable extraction, processing, and use of mineral resources. It impacts the environmental and its economic feasibility.
LiFePO4 Batteries (LFP): The Future of Vehicles
Tesla announced LiFePO4 batteries as the new transition in all standard vehicles. But what exactly are they? Are they better than Li-Ion batteries?
Discover Electric Car Batteries
Electric vehicle batteries are rechargeable batteries that power electric vehicles over a sustained period and are deep cycle batteries.
Podcast – Can Borophene Replace Graphene?
In today’s podcast, we’re going to look at borophene, a relatively new compound of boron, which is an innovative 2D monoatomic material that can rival graphene in terms of strength and flexibility. And it’s also cheaper to produce and has a better conductor.
Metal Recovery Using Borates
Metal recovery refers to the process of extracting precious metals from various materials. One method for metal recovery involves using boron.
Sustainable Future Using Materials Science
Sustainable future using materials science is achieved through developing new materials and technologies that can help address climate change and resources.
Podcast – Boron Solar Power and Energy Efficiency
A solar cell or photovoltaic (PV) cell is made of semiconductor materials that convert sunlight into electricity. But how does it work and what role does boron play in solar cells?
Sustainable Agriculture: A Greener Way to Grow
Sustainable agriculture uses micronutrients such as boron, zinc, and copper to promote soil health and support healthy plant growth.
Boron Deficiency in Plants: Symptoms and Cures
Boron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency that causes crop production and quality losses. But what are its symptoms and cures?
Rio Tinto: Outlook for the Jadar lithium Project
Rio Tinto is keen to reopen discussions with the Serbian government about the future of its $2.4 billion Jadar lithium project, which was on hold ahead of election.
Podcast – Boron Market the Threat of a Shortage
Podcast – With new applications demanding boron’s use in decarbonisation and green energy, as well as the traditional applications related to agriculture feeds and commercial applications for glass and ceramic ware, boron is becoming increasingly valuable as a strategic mineral.
Boron has interesting chemistry with varying properties. It is a semimetal that belongs to group 13 and is essential to plant growth and wide industrial uses.
Podcast – Steve Jobs and Boron
Podcast – Today, we’re going to look at the day Steve Jobs from Apple went to Corning in new York to understand more about toughened glass for his apple iPhones with boron inside.
An Introduction to Lithium Borate
Lithium Borate salts is being studied for use in lithium-ion batteries given its excellent thermal stability, environmental friendliness and cost-effectiveness. Lithium Borate is an essential chemical compound in many fields. It has a polymeric borate backbone structure.
FEAM Announces Breakthrough Technology on Boron Facility
FEAM – 5E advanced materials – has made a significant breakthrough and has begun construction on its Small Scale Boron Facility (SSBF) with a leading publicly traded contractor in the US.
Boron Nutrition in Rice Plants
Boron nutrition is essential for rice growth and yield. It improves plant water relations and increases the total chlorophyll content in rice plants. It also enhances the kernel quality and reduces panicle sterility for rice plants.
The Threat of a Boron Market Shortage
The world market for boron si facing a shortage due to rising demand. Boron is a strategic material globally, and demand is projected to grow significantly due to its use in multiple industries and applications, from advanced energy to decarbonization and food security.
Podcast – Boron in Drinking Water
Podcast – Today, we’re going to look at the presence of boron in water and drinking water. Boron is traceable in seawater and tap water, and also in plentiful supply in the atmosphere. So what do we need to know about the positive and harmful effects of boron in our water?
Boron Deficiency In Woody Plants
Boron deficiency is widespread around the globe and constrains the growth and development of agriculture and forestry due to the lack of Boron in soil. Trees have a large body size, longer lifespan, and more Boron reserves than herbaceous plants, implying that woody species are more likely to suffer from long-term or mild Boron deficiency.