Report: New metal catalyst could lead to cheap hydrogen production
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have devised a new metal compound dubbed molybdenum-oxo (PY5Mo2) that can stimulate electrolysis of water at a tiny fraction of the cost of platinum. It also works well with sea water and dirty water, both of which can cause issues for the precious metal.
Work is ongoing and it will likely be sometime before it can be commercialized. However, this line of research is very promising and the chemists are also investigating other compounds that may be even more efficient at cracking water molecules.
[Source: Popular Science]
- Our favorite reveals from the LA Auto Show
- You can probably get a great deal on a new Fiat
- 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
- Is it time to buy a Pontiac Aztek?
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Most and least efficient car companies
From Our Partners
Here's all the footage of Ken Block's Top Gear Gymkhana segment that didn't make the showWatch Video