Researchers at the University of Central Florida have designed for the first time a nanoscale material that can efficiently split seawater into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen fuel derived from the sea could be an abundant and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but the potential fuel source has been limited by technical challenges, including how to […]

Scientists at Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena have succeeded in splitting water using an electrocatalyst instead of electrolysis. The way in which a compound inspired by nature produces hydrogen has now been described in detail by an international research team from the University of Jena, Germany and the University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy. These findings are the foundation for […]

Nano technology experts from the Stanford School of Engineering and from Denmark’s Aarhus University have found how to liberate hydrogen from water on an industrial scale by using an old catalyst, molybdenum sulfide, for electrolysis. With the new engineering molybdenum sulfide would be an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen […]

University of Oregon (UO) chemists say that ultra-thin films of nickel and iron oxides are promising catalysts to split to water into hydrogen and oxygen gases.  The nickel and iron oxides are made through a solution synthesis process that when combined with semiconductor devices that capture sunlight, can perform electrolysis. The researchers work in the […]

While a few hold on to the pure hydrogen gas fuel idea, hydrogen for industrial use and fuel production is in great demand with a need for declining prices. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have come up with an extraordinarily efficient two-step process that electrolyzes, or separates, hydrogen atoms […]

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