Chinese researchers develop a method for on-demand hydrogen generation

February 4, 2020 |

In China, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and Tsinghua University have developed a method for on-demand hydrogen generation for use in fuel cells. The researchers used an alloy— consisting of gallium, indium, tin, and bismuth— to generate hydrogen. The researchers discovered that the addition of bismuth to the alloy has a significant impact on hydrogen generation, where hydrogen generation is more stable. The challenge is associated with the recycling of the alloy in order to reduce cost and environmental impact. The researchers believe this could be another way to implement hydrogen in transportation or portable devices. 

Category: R&D

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