Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic compounds. Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as for transportation systems. Reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the Weizmann liquid hydrogen […]

Kyushu University scientists have synthesized a compound that absorbs near-infrared light to produce hydrogen from water. The compound contains three ruthenium atoms connected by an organic molecule. The absorbed light stimulates electrons to ‘jump’ into orbitals that do not exist in other, similar compounds. This is the first successful use of infrared light to reduce […]

Osaka University researchers have created a catalyst for refining chemicals in plant waste, allowing a green way to produce valuable raw materials. The research team has discovered how to create valuable chemicals from clean sources. They used biomass, essentially waste from plant materials. Biomass is rich in organic molecules – long chains of carbon atoms […]