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Cheaper green energy storage solution invented by Calgary profs

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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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Quote: The new method involves putting the metals in a scaffold of light-sensitive, non-metallic, carbon-based molecules and dissolving them in a solution. Different metals can be dissolved in the same solution and mixed evenly. The electrode is dipped in the solution and the solvent is allowed to evaporate, causing the catalyst-containing molecules to stick to it. The researchers then shine a light on the electrode, breaking down the light-sensitive scaffold and leaving behind just the evenly distributed metal oxides.

These metal oxides aren't crystals like traditional electrolysis catalysts, but "amorphous" materials with a less organized structure and gaps called "defects." The researchers think that is what makes them more reactive and therefore better catalysts.

According to the University of Calgary, FireWater Fuel Corp. plans to have a commercial electrolyzer available by 2014 and a home version on the market a year later. End quote:

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They say making the components will be approx 1000 times cheaper for this process. I look back over my life and all the postings or articles I have read about major break throughs and ....Where are they today?? Let us hope this gets of the ground and becomes available




 
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