Imperial College London researchers have developed a hydrogen fuel cell that uses iron instead of rare and costly platinum that should enable greater use of the technology. Hydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen to electricity with water vapor as the only by-product, making them an attractive green alternative for portable power, particularly for vehicles. However, their […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an efficient concept to recycle carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable fuels, without any unwanted by-products or waste. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have previously shown that biological catalysts, or enzymes, can produce fuels cleanly using renewable energy sources, but at low efficiency Their latest research has improved […]

From MIT comes a new catalyst for the oxygen side of splitting water to make free hydrogen. The material could replace rare metals and lead to more economical production of carbon-neutral fuels. The researchers have developed a new type of catalyst material, called a metal hydroxide-organic framework (MHOF), which is made of inexpensive and abundant […]

A Ruhr-University Bochum research team has visualized the three-dimensional structure of the surface of catalyst nanoparticles at atomic resolution. This structure plays a decisive role in the activity and stability of the particles. The detailed insights were achieved with a combination of atom probe tomography, spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Nanoparticle catalysts can be used, for […]

Researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, USA and the National Center for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China found a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient. Natural gas is one of the greenest fossil fuels, […]

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