Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Penn State researchers report that they have taken a step toward overcoming the challenge of inexpensive hydrogen production. They report to have taken the step by using supercomputers to find materials that could help accelerate hydrogen separation when water is exposed to light, a process called photocatalysis. Using solar energy to inexpensively harvest hydrogen […]

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin team has now presented a method to visualize convection in the electrolyte and to reliably simulate it in advance with a multiphysics model. Hydrogen produced by using solar energy could contribute to a climate neutral energy system of the future. But there are hurdles on the way from laboratory scale to large-scale […]

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 […]

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