A University of Wisconsin at Madison research team reports a hydrogen making catalyst containing phosphorus and sulfur – both common elements – and cobalt, a metal that is 1,000 times cheaper than platinum. Like gasoline, natural gas and other petrochemicals, hydrogen could also be used to store energy. Hydrogen could be the ideal fuel: Whether […]

Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules. The new technology relies sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.  It looks to be the first true solar water splitter. The team’s research paper has been published online in the American […]

A Boston College team of researchers has achieved the first ‘unassisted’ solar water splitting using the abundant rust-like mineral hematite and silicon to capture and store solar energy into hydrogen gas. So far finding an efficient solar water splitting method to mine electron-rich hydrogen for clean power has been thwarted by the poor performance of […]

A Virginia Tech research team has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biomass feedstock. The biological method greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This research method uses abundantly available corn stover, made up of plant’s stalks, cobs, and husks to produce the hydrogen. The team […]

Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) report a new study that could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass. The A*STAR experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass can be converted into hydrogen in the presence […]

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