A University of Wisconsin at Madison research team reports a hydrogen making catalyst containing phosphorus and sulfur – both common elements – and cobalt, a metal that is 1,000 times cheaper than platinum. Like gasoline, natural gas and other petrochemicals, hydrogen could also be used to store energy. Hydrogen could be the ideal fuel: Whether […]

Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory are busy developing catalysts to lower the energy demands, and thus the cost, of H2 production.  A hydrogen economy running on H2 gas, free from the pollution and politics of fossil fuels depends on developing an energy-efficient strategy for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. The problem is that […]

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists have determined the dominant catalytic mechanism for cobalt catalysts.  The idea is to identify and understand the working mechanism inside water splitting catalysts.  The drive is worldwide by scientists and engineers to find better catalysts powered by solar energy to run fuel cells.  A water splitting catalyst system would […]

A team of scientists from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville has determined that an alloy formed by a 2 percent substitution of antimony in gallium nitride has the right electrical properties to enable solar light energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.  The technical description is called the photoelectrochemical […]

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