The latest work in using sunlight to create fuels – an alternative to batteries – comes out of North Carolina.
For the first time on an industrial scale, hydrogen produced using wind power is being injected into the natural gas grid in Germany.
U.S. researchers say a new modular approach to artificial photosynthesis brings the potential for sunlight-to-fuel production closer.
E.On says it successfully ran a test on a German power to gas system in which wind powers hydrogen production for use in the natural gas system.
“Lower value” nighttime wind energy would be used to produce hydrogen under a plan that appears to be coming together in Minnesota.
The all-renewables future will require energy storage. Here we explore both current possibilities and technologies that might one day be practical.
Hydrogen has its second “breakthrough” story in a week, with a new enzyme combination said to be remarkably efficient at extracting the gas from plants.
Better, cheaper catalysts for electrolysis of water into hydrogen could pave the way for an energy storage breakthrough, a new paper asserts.
Blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines could be a way to increase output from renewable energy production facilities, a U.S.-commissioned report says.
The solar-to-fuel dream lives on, as the “artificial leaf” team outlines a path to efficiencies that could make the technology viable.