A Promising Step Toward Round-the-Clock Solar Power. Michael Graetzel, who directs the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, along with colleagues in Korea and Singapore, built a device that uses electricity and catalyst materials to make hydrogen and oxygen from water. This new “water splitter,” as such devices are known, is highly efficient, uses cheap and abundant materials, and is easy to make.
An Inexpensive Fuel-Cell Generator - Redox Power Systems, a startup based in Fulton, Maryland says its technical advances could make fuel cells as cheap as grid power. Redox is developing fuel cells that feed on natural gas, propane, or diesel. | Technology Review
A nanosized hydrogen generator - Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale 'hydrogen generator' that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element.
Solar panels need sun. Wind turbines need wind. Society needs ways to store and dispense alternative energy. Fuel cells could do this. But their chemical reactions are not fully understood. Researchers have studied a high-efficiency solid-oxide fuel cell. They took atomic-scale 'snapshots' of the conversion process using a synchrotron.
MIT Artificial Solar Leaf Comes to Life. If I had any money to invest, this is where I'd put it. This could be the new Apple.