Chinese scientists have found a cheaper way to produce hydrogen energy by developing a new catalyst.
The catalyst was developed by scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China, who used an alloy to improve the activity and stability of a kind of precious metal catalyst.
The new catalyst can greatly cut the cost of hydrogen production through electrolysis of water compared with Iridium dioxide, a catalyst that is widely used in production, according to the researchers.
As a clean energy, hydrogen has huge potential in industries including new energy vehicles and electricity generation.
The research on the catalyst provides a new direction for other similar scientific issues, said Wu Yuen, head of the research team.
On May 11, the Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index 2010 China, remarking “a dramatic rise in the quality of research being published by China”. University of Science and Technology of China is ranked 3rd of TOP 10 Institutions in Index 2010 China.
This article came from News Center of USTC.