Scientists Develop a "Better Way" to Produce Renewable Hydrogen
Original story at Scientific American Blog Network• 4 mentions • 4 months ago
Scientific American Blog Network 4 months ago
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a “better way” to make hydrogen using renewable energy according to a paper published this month in Nature Energy. Hydrogen has many potential applications and is already used to upgrade crude oil for fuel production and in the synthesis of ammonia (which is critical in food production). Today, this hydrogen is commonly produced using steam reformation processes that rely on natural gas. But, scientists have been working on ways to swap out this fossil fuel for renewable energy sources. One such method includes the use of ...