Newcastle University researchers have engineered a chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream. The reactor represents a ‘transformational’ step forward in the chemical industry. It is the first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen. The novel reactor, described in the academic journal Nature Chemistry, avoids mixing reactant gases by […]

Princeton University engineer’s research has harnessed sunlight to isolate hydrogen from industrial wastewater, doubling the previous standard for splitting hydrogen from water in a scalable way. Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. In a paper […]

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains a high solar-to-fuel efficiency. Their research has been taken to the […]

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic compounds. Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as for transportation systems. Reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the Weizmann liquid hydrogen […]

University of California – Santa Cruz researchers show a novel ruthenium-based catalyst with markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured composite material composed of carbon nanowires with ruthenium atoms bonded to nitrogen and carbon to form active sites within the carbon matrix. The […]

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