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 […]

Daniel Nocera and his associates at MIT have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials that can efficiently catalyze the splitting of water molecules using electricity. Nocera is heading towards low volt electrolysis with research that could ultimately form the basis for new storage systems that would allow buildings to be […]

The Berkley Lab at the University of California Berkley has come up with a new catalyst for splitting water. In fairness to readers, there have been other claims from out there that didn’t seem, well, practical. So they’ve been overlooked.  But this time the sense of the work seems to make some sense. The oxygen […]

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