Volume 95 Issue 13 | p. 4 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 27, 2017 | Web Date: March 22, 2017

New process for generating hydrogen fuel

Catalyst produces hydrogen from methanol and water at relatively low temperatures
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: hydrogen power, fuel cells, automobiles, methanol, hydrogen, water, catalysis

A sustainable, cleaner-burning alternative to gasoline could help shrink the carbon footprint of cars and trucks. One option is to use methanol by catalytically releasing hydrogen from the liquid to power a hydrogen fuel cell.

Ding Ma of Peking University, Beijing, and coworkers report a new catalyst to do so: atomically dispersed platinum over molybdenum carbide particles that drive the efficient and relatively low-temperature “reforming” of CH3OH and water to form H2 (Nature 2017, DOI: . . .

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