University of Twente researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decouple the site where […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) scientists have introduced the highest reported electrochemical performance in hydrogen production. The joint research team’s Hybrid-Solid Electrolysis Cell (Hybrid-SOEC) system has attracted much attention as a new promising option for the cost-effective and highly efficient hydrogen production as it shows excellent performance compared with other water-electrolysis systems. […]

Idaho National Laboratory scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. This CO2 recycling of carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if the economic challenges can be overcome. Carbon capture could help the nation’s coal plants reduce carbon based […]

Kyushu University scientists have synthesized a compound that absorbs near-infrared light to produce hydrogen from water. The compound contains three ruthenium atoms connected by an organic molecule. The absorbed light stimulates electrons to ‘jump’ into orbitals that do not exist in other, similar compounds. This is the first successful use of infrared light to reduce […]

UCLA Scientists have developed a 2-in-1 device that uses supercapacitor to store energy and spit hydrogen from water. The device could make hydrogen cars affordable for many more consumers because it produces hydrogen using nickel, iron and cobalt — elements that are much more abundant and less expensive than the platinum and other precious metals […]

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