A Boston College team of researchers has achieved the first ‘unassisted’ solar water splitting using the abundant rust-like mineral hematite and silicon to capture and store solar energy into hydrogen gas. So far finding an efficient solar water splitting method to mine electron-rich hydrogen for clean power has been thwarted by the poor performance of […]

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 […]

Entropic energy offers a tremendous resource available from the salinity difference between freshwater and seawater, but this energy has yet to be efficiently captured and stored. Penn State’s Bruce E. Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering has demonstrated that di-hydrogen gas can be produced in a single process by capturing the salinity driven energy together […]

A research collaboration of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Mexico’s Instituto Politecnico Nacional have developed a one-step hydrotreatment process over catalysts containing Ni-Mo and solid acids that converts the tested vegetable oils jatropha, palm and canola to renewable diesel and propane (LPG) fuels. The research addresses some critical issues with […]