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Rust and Water to Store Sunlight: Another potential major breakthrough

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How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a clean fuel that has a neutral carbon footprint: hydrogen. The basic ingredients of the recipe are water and metal oxides, such as iron oxide, better known as rust. Kevin Sivula and his colleagues purposefully limited themselves to inexpensive materials and easily scalable production processes in order to enable an economically viable method for solar hydrogen production. The device, still in the experimental stages, is described in an article published in the journal Nature Photonics.

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A Dept. of Commerce report from 2003, that may be ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 7:37:44 AM
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