Promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production

News Release 1-Aug-2019 Lehigh University team are the first to use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and abundantly Lehigh University IMAGE: Steven McIntosh et al. Enzymatic synthesis of supported CdS quantum dot/reduced graphene oxide photocatalysts Credit: Courtesy…

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New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

From Eurekalert Public Release: 29-Nov-2018 New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen Queensland University of Technology Professor Anthony O’Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world. “The Australian Government is interested in developing a hydrogen export industry to export our abundant renewable energy,”…

An interesting advance in battery applications

From Stanford University encouraging news, a rechargeable Zinc-air battery would put electric cars into the realm of reasonable practicality, where with lead-acid batteries they are currently not. Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum…

Turning CO2 into fuel

From the University of Illinois – Ionic liquid catalyst helps turn emissions into fuel University of Illinois chemical and biological engineering professor Paul Kenis and his research group joined forces with researchers at Dioxide Materials, a startup company, to produce a catalyst that improves artificial photosynthesis. The company, in the university Research Park, was founded…