Nov 28, 2022

Light-Powered Nanomaterial Catalyst Could Be Key for Hydrogen Economy

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A key light-activated nanomaterial for the hydrogen economy has been engineered by researchers at Rice University. Using only inexpensive raw materials, scientists created a scalable catalyst that needs only the power of light to convert ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

“This discovery paves the way for sustainable, low-cost hydrogen that could be produced locally rather than in massive centralized plants.” —

The research, which was published on November 24 in the journal Science, was conducted by a team from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics Inc., and Princeton University.

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