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 […]






University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing catalyzing electrode for splitting water. The electrode has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the energy fuel hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated foam material that lets the bubbles of oxygen escape quickly. […]






California Institute of Technology scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel. Nate Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor and professor of chemistry at Caltech explains the high point, “We […]






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