University of Innsbruck, Austria, scientists and colleagues have now devised a method of using copper as a catalyst in the reaction designed to split water and produce hydrogen in gaseous form. The new model explains interactions between small copper clusters used as low-cost catalysts in the production of hydrogen by breaking down water molecules. Copper […]

Kyushu University scientists have synthesized a compound that absorbs near-infrared light to produce hydrogen from water. The compound contains three ruthenium atoms connected by an organic molecule. The absorbed light stimulates electrons to ‘jump’ into orbitals that do not exist in other, similar compounds. This is the first successful use of infrared light to reduce […]

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 […]