Turning water into fuel could be a simple split

The key to hydrogen economy could come from a very simple mineral, commonly seen as a black stain on rocks.

The ultimate goal of researchers in this area is to create a cheap, efficient way to split water, powered by sunlight, which would open up production of hydrogen as a clean fuel, and leading to long-term solutions for our renewable energy crisis.

“The hardest part about turning water into fuel is splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, but the team at Monash seems to have uncovered the process, developing a water-splitting cell based on a manganese-based catalyst,” researchers on the project said.

Read more at Monash University