Leiden chemists Marc Koper and Ian McCrum have discovered that the degree to which a metal binds to the oxygen atom of water is decisive for how well the chemical conversion of water to molecular hydrogen takes place. This insight helps to develop better catalysts for the production of sustainable hydrogen, an important raw material for the chemical industry and the fuel needed for environmentally friendly hydrogen cars. Publication in Nature Energy. For years there has been a heated debate in the literature: how to speed up the electrochemical production of hydrogen on platinum electrodes in an alkaline environment?
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The EU’s recently agreed laws to tackle the most polluting single-use plastics are in danger of being watered down by industry players, writes Delphine Lévi Alvarès.
Strategic investments in sustainable tourism are essential to ensure a safe recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deliver on the commitments of the EU Green Deal. Sustainable and active holidays Cycle tourism is one of the most sustainable and healthy holiday options that exists.
The Department of Energy reports that K-12 schools currently spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, but with the estimated potential to cut costs by 25% through smarter energy management.District leaders will be in search of ways to offset budgetary cuts and energy-efficient solutions are key.