Australian University of New South Wales (UNSW) chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce hydrogen fuel. Usually splitting water requires two different catalysts, but this catalyst can drive both of the reactions required to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen. The technology is based on […]






An international research team has developed a new water splitting catalyst with a molybdenum coating. Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the gases from recombining back into water. The molybdenum coated catalyst prevents this problematic back reaction and works […]






University of Southern California researchers have devised a way to produce and store hydrogen from methanol, without concurrent production of either carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, by trapping it in organic derivatives of ammonia called amines. 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner the late George Olah in his last major paper, G. K. Surya Prakash, […]






Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide during water splitting by controlling the spin of electrons in the reaction. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality as it is formed while water splitting proceeds. At high enough efficiency the […]






A University of Cambridge team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen that is both sustainable and relatively low cost. It simply uses natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass. Dr. Moritz Kuehnel, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, joint lead author on a new […]






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