Washington State University discovers new way to produce hydrogen

Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) have developed a “breakthrough” in splitting water into its parts to help make renewable energy.

Using solar and wind power when it is available for water splitting, a process that uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, offers a way to store energy in the form of hydrogen fuel.

“The current water electrolysis system uses a very expensive catalyst,” said Yu Seung Kim, Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“In our system, we use a nickel-iron based catalyst, which is much cheaper, but the performance is comparable.”

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