07 Apr '11, 7am

Dr. Nocera's Invention May be the Future of Alternative Energy. But it's Not a

This is not going to be on store shelves soon! New inexpensive compact systems will have to be developed to work with this catalyst to store gases and then convert them back into electricity in a closed loop if the demo product that the Nocera group showed off is to become a reality. This will take time, as will durability testing of the catalyst itself. Catalysts are famously fragile, and it could be that under harsh conditions the catalyst will break down. If that is the case, then the unit that produces gases from electricity will have to be separated from the energy generation system in a separate, climate controlled unit, but this is not an insurmountable technical challenge by any means. However, in the research that the group has published, it does seem that the catalyst is pretty resistant to pH and temperature changes, which is a good sign that durability issues w...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/07/dr-noceras-invention-...

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