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 […]

George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been using the same polluting process of iron smelting for more than three thousand years. Using renewable solar energy and a process of solar conversion the now patented process […]

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