Viable Catalyst for the Production of Molecular HydrogenTechnology #ua17-027
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Title: Viable Catalyst for the Production of Molecular Hydrogen
Invention: The invention is a thiophene containing ligands supporting a biomimetic catalytic electrochemical process to produce hydrogen gas. The method describes a combination of a transition metal catalyst mimicking hydrogenase enzymes and an organic acid to reduce a proton at the active site.
Background: Current hydrogen production methods rely on natural gas or sulfur for production. There is a need for an efficient, renewable source to meet projected future demand for hydrogen fuel.
- Renewable energy industry
- Hydrogen fuel
- Automotive industry
- Transportation industry
- Zero greenhouse gases
- Renewable source
- Low cost
- Greater efficiency
- High flexibility to scale