Share November, 2015 Polymer Additive Improves Jet Fuel Safety Post-impact explosions are responsible for 40% of aviation fatalities. Although jet fuel has improved over the years, it is still flammable on impact. Invisibility Cloak Bends Light to Boost Solar Cell Output If Harry Potter were to design solar panels for Hogwarts, his invisibility cloak may come in handy. But rather than providing a sneaky hideout for the wizards, the cloak would conceal dead zones on solar cells. Building a Better Trap for CO2 A new contender for capturing CO2 promises to give other materials a run for their money, and could also open up a new path for the development of next-generation adsorbants. New Cathode Material Crystallizes Fate of Na-Ion Batteries Sodium-ion batteries have emerged as a promising, low-cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries to store electrical energy for the power grid. Sodium is less expensive, not as toxic, and more abundant than lithium. Consolidated Bioprocessing Improves Isobutanol Production Biofuels are not all created equal. Some are made from corn, others from cellulose. And, while most of the biofuels on the market today are ethanol-based, other biofuels are just as, if not more, viable. Biomolecules Self-Assemble, No Equipment Required A new method that coaxes molecules to self-assemble into tiny tubes, even morphing into networks of little cylinders, could be used to make engineered tissues such as veins and arteries that grow and heal like their biological counterparts. Major Oil Companies Commit to Climate Change Action Chief executives of ten global oil and gas companies have jointly declared their support for an effective climate agreement to be reached at the 21st session of the United Nations (UN) Conference of Parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change (COP21) scheduled to begin at the end of this month Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.