Scientists in Japan have discovered a new electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction in electrochemical water splitting. This inexpensive, non-toxic, and easy-to-synthesize material outperforms electrocatalysts paves the way to accessible hydrogen generation for upcoming hydrogen societies.

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This title may as well have been in Japanese … I didn’t understand a word.


I’m here too early. There’s no comment explaining why this isn’t the massive thing it sounds like yet.


this is massive news if its cheap and reliable and works at scale, japan is pushing hard for net zero steel production and the process will need massive amounts of cheap hydrogen to do this without the hassle of long term storage.


Sounds like we may have found a holy grail of catalyst technology. The keywords here are inexpensive, non-toxic, easy to synthesize which would be revolutionary in nature for the hydrogen economy.


So many misconceptions about hydrogen in the comments.