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CCNY chemists develop safer hydrogenation processes

February 11, 2020

Safe and environmentally-friendly hydrogen gas on-demand could be on the horizon following a new “hydrogenation” chemical process in…
GODDESS detector sees the origins of elements

December 17, 2019

Ancient Greeks imagined that everything in the natural world came from their goddess Physis; her name is the…
Tethered Chem Combos Could Revolutionize Artificial Photosynthesis

November 5, 2019

New approach improves efficiency of converting sunlight to hydrogen fuel; provides platform for testing different combos of light-absorbers…
Stars Pollute, but Galaxies Recycle

October 29, 2019

Galaxies were once thought of as lonely islands in the universe: clumps of matter floating through otherwise empty…
Microscope points to more efficient solar fuels devices

October 11, 2019

A fundamental discovery made with a specially equipped microscope in a University of Oregon laboratory is pointing toward…
Materials’ increased capacity, efficiency could lower the bar for hydrogen technology

October 11, 2019

Multilab consortium advancing adsorbents and metal hydrides for hydrogen storage Hydrogen as a carbon-free energy source could expand…
New Catalyst Outshines Platinum for Producing Hydrogen

October 1, 2019

PNNL develops a durable, inexpensive molybdenum-phosphide catalyst that efficiently converts wastewater and seawater into hydrogen. Hydrogen, the most…
Neutrons shed light on industrial catalyst for hydrogen production

July 31, 2019

Collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. universities used neutron scattering and other…
Brendan Davis, principal designer and operator of high pressure mechanical test systems in the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories, prepares a system for testing with hydrogen gas. (Photograph by Dino Vournas/Sandia)
Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

July 25, 2019

Sandia, PNNL lead group studying metals and polymers in hydrogen environments. Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national…
Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite

July 17, 2019

When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific…
Scientists developed a thermodynamically reversible hydrogen generator

May 30, 2019

Hydrogen is extremely useful as a fuel. It can be used in industry as well as in hydrogen-powered…
New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicle revolution

May 16, 2019

Scientists have discovered a new material that could hold the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen powered…
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

May 10, 2019

Researchers have used a graphite coating that makes perovskite solar cells waterproof. A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable…
Hydrogen Sticks to Graphene More Than Expected and Now We Know Why

April 26, 2019

For all its complexity, chemistry amounts to just two things: making and breaking bonds between atoms. Understanding how…
The Most Ancient Molecule in the Universe Observed for the First Time

April 18, 2019

For a long time now, scientists have considered helium hydride to represent the first-ever molecular bond and chemical…
Asteroids, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars

March 26, 2019

A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life if the…
A Laser Focus on Finding Better Ways to Make Renewable Fuels

March 25, 2019

In the search for alternatives to oil-based fuels, one of the most promising, and challenging, strategies involves splitting…
Stanford researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

March 20, 2019

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San…
Observing hydrogen’s effects in metal

February 5, 2019

Hydrogen, the second-tiniest of all atoms, can penetrate right into the crystal structure of a solid metal. That’s…
Illuminating Nanoparticle Growth with X-rays

December 31, 2018

Ultrabright x-rays at NSLS-II reveal key details of catalyst growth for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells Hydrogen fuel…
Argonne chemist Lina Chong (foreground) holds a sample catalyst while Argonne chemist Di-Jia Liu looks on. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

December 14, 2018

Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its…
World’s first solar-powered mini-grids with hydrogen storage for Uganda

December 4, 2018

Engineers from the University of Southampton is part of a consortium funded by the Belgian Government to deploy…
New catalyst material produces abundant cheap hydrogen

November 29, 2018

QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable…
Liquid hydrogen: Some like it cryogenic

October 15, 2018

Sandia promoting safety of liquid hydrogen fuel stations Sandia National Laboratories helped design the first generation of fueling…
Developing purifiers to drive the hydrogen fuel revolution

September 24, 2018

A new research project aims to develop novel purifiers that will help accelerate a transition from diesel powered…
Researchers take first 3D images of microscopic hydrogen-embrittled cracks in metal

September 20, 2018

Microfractures in metal alloys, though impossible to see with the naked eye, can easily spread when exposed to…
Zapping hydrogen gas with 168 lasers turns it into a metal

August 21, 2018

Scientists have bombarded hydrogen with 168 powerful laser beams – part of the world’s largest laser, the National…
How hydrogen becomes metallic inside gas giant planets

August 18, 2018

Swirling dense metallic hydrogen dominates the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn and many extra-solar planets. Building precise models of…
New approaches to chemical and electrical energy conversions

July 17, 2018

For the second time, the U.S. Department of Energy renewed funding for a center designed to explore fundamental…
‘Sweet spot’ in sweet material for hydrogen storage

March 16, 2018

Rice University engineers have zeroed in on the optimal architecture for storing hydrogen in “white graphene” nanomaterials —…
Engines—Fueling innovation

March 3, 2018

Gasoline-powered automobiles could achieve an 8 percent or greater fuel efficiency gain through a new combustion strategy developed…
Astronomers detect earliest evidence yet of hydrogen in the universe

March 1, 2018

In a study published in the journal Nature, astronomers from MIT and Arizona State University report that a table-sized…
Transporting hydrogen: All the right moves

March 1, 2018

Transporting hydrogen from its production site to a refueling station and ultimately into the tank of a consumer’s…
Pulling needles out of haystacks: With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials

February 27, 2018

Using advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial…
Scientists get better numbers on what happens when electrons get wet

February 5, 2018

There’s a particular set of chemical reactions that governs many of the processes around us—everything from bridges corroding…
Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure

January 31, 2018

The right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites is critical to making strong, tough and…
Looking to the sun to create hydrogen fuel

January 19, 2018

When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily…
Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

December 6, 2017

Sandia, University of California project aimed at reducing cost of hydrogen fuel cells   Replacing your everyday gas…
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

November 18, 2017

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water…
Neutron spectroscopy reveals common ‘oxygen sponge’ catalyst soaks up hydrogen too

November 11, 2017

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory…
Purple power: Synthetic ‘purple membranes’ transform sunlight to hydrogen fuel

October 13, 2017

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to produce solar…
Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale Ideas

October 9, 2017

While hydrogen is often talked about as a pollution-free fuel of the future, especially for use in fuel…
Hydrogen power moves a step closer

September 15, 2017

Physicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology. Renewable hydrogen…
Star-formation ‘fuel tanks’ found around distant galaxies offer insights into history of universe

September 4, 2017

In the early universe, brilliant starburst galaxies converted vast stores of hydrogen gas into new stars at a…
Scientists create ‘diamond rain’ that forms in the interior of icy giant planets like Neptune

August 23, 2017

In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system,…
Fusion – Blocking the heat

August 3, 2017

Fusion scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as part of the DIII-D National Fusion Facility team at General…
Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimize

August 1, 2017

Scientists at Rice University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to…
It’s something in the water: LLNL scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source

August 1, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have developed a technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and…
Researchers investigate ways to split water, create hydrogen fuel

July 11, 2017

A Florida State University researcher played a major role in a new discovery in how to produce pure…
New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2

June 23, 2017

Low-temperature “water gas shift” reaction produces high levels of pure hydrogen for potential applications, including fuel cells Scientists…
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