Monday, April 2, 2012

Low-cost hydrogen catalyst

It is without a doubt one of the most stable candidates to replace oil, by similar physico-chemical properties which allow a high energy production, in addition to the technology of hydrogen engine is a constantly evolving and increasingly getting better energy efficiency.

But the difficulty of the use of hydrogen as energy source lies in that the processes of obtaining tend to be difficult and, in some cases, to a very high cost , requiring a constant technological development which is still underway and which is now added a new discovery.

In this way we have before us a new catalyst for hydrogen, i.e., an agent that acts as the physico-chemical processes Accelerator, created by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and to obtain this gas in a much cleaner way.

It is currently the separation of hydrogen from different compounds is via combustion, and this demands a very high amount of released CO2, having as clean, but much slower, alternatives to use renewable energy sources (preferably the use of Solar energy)

With the production of these enzymes, there is a process of catalyst that speeds up the obtaining of hydrogen without need to generate a higher emission of carbon dioxide, being the first step to reduce production costs and to generate a lower environmental impact.