Articles Tagged: hydrogen

Dirt-cheap catalyst may lower fuel costs for hydrogen-powered cars

Researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt — molybdenum disulfide, ‘molly’ for short — to stand in for platinum, a rare element with the moonlike price.

Single-catalyst water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7

Scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The device could provide a renewable source of clean-burning hydrogen fuel for transportation and industry.

Virginia Tech researchers’ discovery in alternative energy production may be breakthrough for hydrogen-fueled vehicles

A team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover – the stalks, cobs, and husks – to produce the hydrogen.

Rutgers researchers discover catalyst for renewable energy storage

While many students recognize hydrogen’s existence in water and the atmosphere, University researchers found a way to use it for renewable energy storage. Rutgers researchers discovered a more cost-efficient substitute for storing renewable energy with hydrogen in a new study published the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal, “Energy & Environmental Science.”

Clean energy future: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

Scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated foam material that lets the bubbles of oxygen escape quickly. Unlike other water electrolyzers that use precious metals as catalysts, the electrode is made entirely from two non-precious and abundant metals — nickel and iron.

Hydrogen production in extreme bacterium

A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology has discovered a bacterium that can produce hydrogen, an element that one day could lessen the world’s dependence on oil.

Honda Introduces Vehicle Powered by Hydrogen

The movement toward alternative-energy vehicles received another push on Tuesday when Honda unveiled a hydrogen-powered car it aims to begin selling in March 2016 in Japan. While much of the attention on alternative powertrains has focused on electric vehicles the future is far from set in terms of what may eventually challenge the internal-combustion engine.

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