Rutgers Scientists Makes Advances in Renewable Hydrogen Fuel

A Rutgers team of scientists has produced a new material that could aid in the sustainable production of hydrogen fuel from splitting water. This material, Nanocrystalline Ni5P4, is a more affordable and abundant alternative to platinum, which is currently used as a catalyst to produce hydrogen from water through electrolysis. Consequently, this strong-performing catalyst could replace platinum and further the commercial potential of producing clean hydrogen. This research, led by Dr. Anders Laursen and assisted by the Greenblatt and Dismukes (Waksman) laboratories, has been accepted for publication in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. Read the full article: Nanocrystalline Ni5P4: a hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst of exceptional efficiency in both alkaline and acidic media.