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Harvesting Hydrogen from Nanogardens

By | News, Research News | No Comments July 4, 2020 | 4 min read July 4, 2020 | 4 min read

Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences together with co-workers from the School of Physics and Technology at Wuhan University, China.

University of Oregon Scientists Dissociate Water Apart Efficiently with new Catalysts

By | News, Research News | No Comments July 4, 2020 | 4 min read July 4, 2020 | 4 min read

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon chemists have made substantial gains in enhancing the catalytic water dissociation reaction in electrochemical reactors, called bipolar membrane electrolyzers, to more efficiently rip apart water molecules into positively charged protons and negatively charged hydroxide ions.

Researchers Develop Photocatalyst that can Split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen at a Quantum Efficiency Close to 100%

By | News, Research News | No Comments June 28, 2020 | 2 min read June 28, 2020 | 2 min read

A research team led by Shinshu University’s Tsuyoshi Takata, Takashi Hisatomi, and Kazunari Domen succeeded in developing a photocatalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen at a quantum efficiency close to 100%. The team consisted of their colleagues from Yamaguchi University, The University of Tokyo, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Engineers Develop New Fuel Cells with Twice the Operating Voltage as Hydrogen

By | News, Research News | No Comments June 24, 2020 | 4 min read June 24, 2020 | 4 min read

Electrification of the transportation sector — one of the largest consumers of energy in the world — is critical to future energy and environmental resilience. Electrification of this sector will require high-power fuel cells (either stand-alone or in conjunction with batteries) to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles, from cars and trucks to boats and airplanes.

Researchers Develop a Simple and Universal Design for Fuel Cell Electrolyte

By | Japan, News, Research News | No Comments June 19, 2020 | 3 min read June 19, 2020 | 3 min read

Researchers at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully established a universal synthetic design using porous organic polymers (POPs) for fuel cell electrolyte, according to an Editor’s choice hot article published in the journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Solar Hydrogen Production: Photocatalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen at a quantum efficiency close to 100%

By | Japan, News, Research News | No Comments June 16, 2020 | 3 min read June 16, 2020 | 3 min read

Scientists have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen using light and meticulously designed catalysts, and they did so at the maximum efficiency meaning there was almost no loss and undesired side reactions. This latest breakthrough in solar hydrogen production makes the likelihood of scalable, economically viable hydrogen production more than likely, paving the way for humanity to make the switch to clean energy.

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