New Catalyst Found for Clean Energy Fuel

8 juni 2016

26 May 2016, by Colin Poitras UConn Communications

The new metal-free catalyst uses carbon graphene nanotubes infused with sulfur.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and a promising source for clean energy. But producing high-grade hydrogen is an expensive and energy-consuming process. Often, the energy spent extracting hydrogen is worth more than the hydrogen gas it produces. Finding a cheaper and more efficient way of capturing hydrogen would go a long way toward the creation of a sustainable hydrogen economy, and would help reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.


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The full report is featured in the March 2016 issue of Advanced Energy Materials: A.M. El-Sawy et al., “Oxygen Reactions: Controlling the Active Sites of Sulfur-Doped Carbon Nanotube–Graphene Nanolobes for Highly Efficient Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Catalysis,” Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, Vol. 6, no. 5.