Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf researchers’ laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. Water electrolysis could play a key role in an energy transition if efficiency improvements can be achieved. The findings offer […]

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researchers have now developed a pure platinum alternative with a 20x higher activity. It is a catalyst with hollow nanocages of an alloy of nickel and platinum. Working together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, TU/e researcher Emiel Hensen wants to use this new catalyst to develop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer […]

Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers presented a new strategy for enhancing catalytic activity using tungsten suboxide as a single-atom catalyst (SAC). This strategy, which significantly improves hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in the metal platinum (pt) by 16.3 times, sheds light on the development of new electrochemical catalyst technologies. The research group’s […]

Princeton University engineer’s research has harnessed sunlight to isolate hydrogen from industrial wastewater, doubling the previous standard for splitting hydrogen from water in a scalable way. Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. In a paper […]

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains a high solar-to-fuel efficiency. Their research has been taken to the […]

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