New electrode materials for the oxidation of water
By splitting water electrochemically, green hydrogen can be produced, which can be used as fuel, energy storage and for chemical reactions. This way, we can decrease our dependence on fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the electrolysis of water consumes a lot of ... more
Insights into the structure of an enigmatic catalyst
In the past, the catalyst for the production of methanol had eluded all attempts to clarify its surface structure. Now researchers have learned more about its active site.
Methanol is one of the most important basic chemicals used, for example, to produce plastics or building materials. To ... more
How Nature splits water and powers the planet
An international research team including the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) in Germany and The Australian National University (ANU) has published new results on how nature performs biological water splitting, a process that underpins all life on the planet. Th ... more