Empa researchers have developed a photoelectrochemical cell made of cheap raw materials that recreates a moth’s eye to drastically increase its light collecting efficiency. World wide researchers are investigating solar cells using sunlight and water that imitate plant photosynthesis to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. The Empa cell is made of cheap raw materials […]

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have managed to accurately characterize the iron oxide nanostructures to be used in producing hydrogen at the “lowest known possible cost”. The news could make is possible to achieve the idea of water and some nano-structured iron oxide is all it takes to produce bubbles of solar […]

Donald Sadoway, the John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT found that a process called molten oxide electrolysis could use iron oxide from the lunar soil to make oxygen in abundance, with no special chemistry. He tested the process using lunar-like soil from Meteor Crater in Arizona – which contains iron oxide from […]

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have found another design to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using iron oxide. The news follows by a day yesterday’s release by Kevin Sivula and his colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).  Who is first may be a notable question in the coming months and years.  […]

In a reversal of momentum in research back to inexpensive materials and easily scalable production processes, Kevin Sivula and his colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are enabling an economically viable method for solar hydrogen production. There new device, while still in an experimental stage is the focus of a description in an […]