Newcastle University researchers have engineered a chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream. The reactor represents a ‘transformational’ step forward in the chemical industry. It is the first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen. The novel reactor, described in the academic journal Nature Chemistry, avoids mixing reactant gases by […]

University of Exeter has pioneered a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight using a new photo-electrode. The photo-electrode is an electrode that absorbs light before initializing electrochemical transformations to extract the hydrogen from water. The newly invented photo-electrode is made from nanoparticles of the elements lanthanum, iron and oxygen. The researchers believe this new […]

Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. Therefore they are candidates for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. Professor Thomas Happe, one of the authors of the study said, “In order to produce […]