Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with several partners, have discovered a less-expensive, more energy-efficient way to produce ‘Alane’, the shorthand version of the chemical aluminum trihydride. Alane is a hydrogen source that has been widely considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive vehicles. Here was the […]

Researchers at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a tough new catalyst that carries out solar-powered water molecule splitting 100 times faster. This tough new catalyst works better as time goes on and stands up to acid. Because the new catalyst requires less of the rare and costly metal iridium, it could […]

Cardiff University scientists have devised a new way of deriving hydrogen from grass using just sunlight and a cheap catalyst. The study results suggests the common yard grass, fescue, could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy. The team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute are showing that […]

Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is showing how a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from water. If the research is repeatable and can scale a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their discovery […]

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) scientists used water doped with hydrazine in a transition metal dichalcogenides electrocatalyst. The new concept presents one of the best hydrogen water splitting electrocatalyst processes to date and also opens up a whole new direction for research in electrochemistry and semiconductor device physics. The LANL scientists are working on understanding […]

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