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 […]

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan scientists have evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. The results obtained in this research may provide vital guidelines for pushing the intermittent […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen. The team has found a chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology and have adapted it to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from […]

Dr. Daniel Puyol of King Juan Carlos University (KJCU), Spain said, “One of the most important problems of current wastewater treatment plants is high carbon emissions. Our light-based biorefinery process could provide a means to harvest green energy from wastewater, with zero carbon footprint.” Purple phototrophic bacteria which can store energy from light, when supplied […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) researchers led by DGIST Professor Jong-Sung Yu’s team at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering have developed new photocatalyst synthesis method using Magnesium hydride (MgH2) and Titanium dioxide (TiO2). The result is expected to contribute to hydrogen mass production through the development of photocatalyst […]

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