Hacked Gadgets Forum

December 8, 2008

Easily Splitting Water into Oxygen and Hydrogen

at 5:02 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

Could this be the breakthrough in energy that we are needing to kick out habit on fossil fuel? With the organic solar cell I think the scientists of the world may be onto something here!

"MIT chemists Daniel Nocera and Matthew Kanan discover a new catalyst that speeds up the splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen. The discovery may heighten interest in pollution-free fuel cell vehicles, which generate energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen chemically, emitting only water. The catalyst, made from cheap materials and working in ordinary water, may also make it easier to convert sunlight into chemical fuels, storing solar energy in much the way plants do. "