Aalto University researchers have developed a manufacturing method for electrocatalysts that only uses one percent of the amount of platinum generally used in commercial products. The new material activity is similar to that of commercial electrocatalysts. The method is based on the special characteristics of carbon nanotubes. Platinum is a very expensive metal making it […]

Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is showing how a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from water. If the research is repeatable and can scale a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their discovery […]

Researchers at Griffith University’s Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre in Australia have successfully managed to use carbon to produce hydrogen from water. Professor Xiangdong Yao and his team now have carbon as a replacement for the much more costly element platinum. Professor Yao said, “Hydrogen production through an electrochemical process is at the heart of […]

University of Oregon (UO) scientists developed a new method called “dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry” to gain a new insight into the chemistry of splitting water.  Their first result is an important and overlooked parameter, the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices. Shannon W. Boettcher, professor of chemistry and head of the Solar Materials and Electrochemistry Laboratory […]

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability.  The new battery design also avoids using the expensive platinum and iridium catalysts.  The two improvements could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to today’s widely used conventional lithium-ion batteries. The study results, Advanced Zinc-Air Batteries Based on […]

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