“Researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia have developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to obtain solar energy and clean fuels such as hydrogen.
Researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia have developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to obtain solar energy and clean fuels such as hydrogen.
Researchers at Curtin University have made breakthroughs in the production of clean fuels such as solar energy, and better transition to a low-carbon economy.
In a paper published today in the journal “Advanced Materials”, researchers describe a new method of using tiny nanocrystals as high-efficiency catalysts to produce low-cost, low-emission hydrogen and other clean fuels. Previously, solar energy was a clean fuel produced with cadmium-containing semiconductors, plus expensive rare metals, including platinum, iridium, and ruthenium. However, the high toxicity of cadmium and the cost of precious metals have prevented it from being widely used.
“Our research has invented tiny crystals that do not contain any precious metals and toxic metals, which can be directly used as environmentally friendly catalysts to convert solar energy into hydrogen.” Lead researcher Dr. Guo Huajia said.
Curtin’s researchers said that the new method has environmental and economic benefits and will attract the industry to participate in the production of low-cost and low-emission clean hydrogen fuel. This is a pressure decarbonization economy and consideration options for rapid expansion of countries around the world, such as hydrogen-powered vehicles. And industrial processes.
Dr. Jia said: “The energy industry may be very interested in these nanomaterials because they are cheap and rich in elements, providing a cleaner and cheaper source of fuel for the industry.”
In fact, this breakthrough is because more and more countries are researching and developing projects in this field, and Australia has abundant renewable energy resources, and low-emission hydrogen is increasingly regarded as an important export opportunity for Australia. when.
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