One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Link√∂ping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for hydrogen gas production. The team’s research paper has been published in the journal […]

Shinshu University scientists have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen using ultra violet light and meticulously designed catalysts. They accomplished this at the maximum efficiency, meaning there was almost no loss and undesired side reactions. This latest breakthrough in solar hydrogen production could become scalable, thus economically viable hydrogen production could be more likely, […]

Aalto University researchers have developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction. Fuel cells and water electrolyzers that are low cost and efficient would form the cornerstone of a hydrogen fuel based economy, one of the most promising clean and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. These devices rely […]

A Washington State University team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under acidic conditions and requires precious metals. This advance brings down the cost of water splitting technology, offering a more viable way to […]

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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