Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids scientists have been looking into the rational design of new types of OER (Oxygen Evolution Reaction) electrocatalysts and addressing fundamental questions about the key reactions in energy conversion. Their paper, Al2Pt for Oxygen Evolution in Water Splitting: a Strategy for Creating Multi‚Äźfunctionality in Electrocatalysis, has been published […]

Purdue University researchers produce a fuel cell with a new method increasing the fuel cell electrode activity at least tenfold and using 90 percent less platinum. Electric vehicles running on fuel cells tout zero emissions and higher efficiency, but expensive platinum is holding them back from entering a larger market. The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric […]

Scientists at Stanford University have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. The research has been published in the journal Joule, showing how it could help existing clean energy technologies run more efficiently. The act of inhaling and exhaling is so automatic for most organisms that it […]

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering and lead […]

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks of zinc-air batteries. Zinc-air batteries could overtake conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices. Zinc-air batteries operate with zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, these batteries […]

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