Efficient Nickel-Iron-Copper Catalyst for Oxidation of Water

February 18, 2018 A collaborative study by scientists from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Pulse Institute (Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA) Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Menlo Park, CA) and Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China) and first published in Nature Communications reports that … Continue reading

Solar Cell Catalyst up to 114% Efficient

January 2, 2018 A collaborative effort of researchers with New Jersey Institute of Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Colorado School of Mines and San Diego State University resulted in the invention of a quantum dot photoelectrochemical cell that catalytically achieved quantum efficiency for hydrogen gas production exceeding 100% efficiency. … Continue reading

Kyushu University High Efficiency Water Splitter

January 2, 2018 Researchers at Kyushu University have invented a ruthenium-driven device able to use a broad spectrum of light, including ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared light beyond visible red light. As a result, it nearly doubles the amount of solar photons harvested and the production of hydrogen is accelerated.

Osaka University Low-Cost Photocatalyst

January 2, 2018 Researchers at Osaka University have developed a photocatalyst for producing hydrogen from water using inexpensive graphitic carbon nitride and black phosphorus in lieu of expensive metals. Of particular interest is that it works with different wavelengths of light, even low-energy, near infrared.

Low-Cost Solar/Hydrogen System

January 2, 2018 Hypersolar, Inc. has announced a patented nanoparticle solar hydrogen technology is designed to systematically produce hydrogen at the most cost-efficient rate possible. The goal for the GEN 2 system is $2.90 per Kg. While a high performance prototype has not been produced, significant progress has been made, … Continue reading

Electrolyteless Gas Phase Water Splitting

December 29, 2017 Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that a newly developed compound, synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, acts as a semi-conductor and catalyses the splitting of water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. They discovered that mixing the compound with titanium … Continue reading

Comparison of Hydrogen Production Methods

December 28, 2017 A systematic comparison of hydrogen production from fossil fuels, biomass resources and electrolysis has been jointly prepared by scientists from the North China Electric Power University (Beijing), Queen’s University (Belfast), and the College of Engineering Roorkee (India). The four pathways to hydrogen production considered in this research … Continue reading

Floating Photovoltaic-driven Electrolysis Device – 2017

December 27, 2017 Researchers at Columbia University have developed the first demonstration of a practical, floating, membrane-free and pump-free photovoltaic-driven electrolysis device. The device consists of platforms of solar-powered electrolyzers floating on the sea to generate hydrogen fuel. It uses electrodes made of sheets of titanium mesh suspended in water. … Continue reading

Solar-powered Photocatalytic Water Splitter

May 7, 2017 China’s University of Science and Technology reports that using solar energy to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water is a sustainable technology. A research group led by Professor Xiong Yujie has developed a class of noble-metal-free Z-scheme photocatalysts which exhibit an enhanced performance in photocatalytic hydrogen production … Continue reading

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