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.
Powertrekk recently announced that the water-powered fuel cell should be available to the public in April 2013.
Audi is in on a project that will use wind power to make hydrogen, then convert the hydrogen into synthetic methane for use in cars on the natural gas grid.
Looking to reduce costs, researchers in Switzerland successfully use a semiconductor based on iron oxide (yep, rust) in their photoelectrochemical water-splitting device.
A Hawaii project will use geothermal power to make hydrogen by electrolysis; the hope is to use the hydrogen stabilize the grid, making room for more renewables.