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 […]

Many research teams have been searching for more efficient catalysts to speed the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The reaction is key to the production of hydrogen as a fuel for use in cars; to generate electricity in fuel cells, the operation of some rechargeable batteries, including zinc-air batteries; and for the industrial […]

A research team at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has announced they have come upon a new catalyst for electrolysis to split hydrogen out of water. In a serendipitous moment the team led by Xile Hu made this discovery during an electrochemical experiment.  Hu said, “It’s a perfect illustration of the famous […]

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