New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2

Dept. of Energy

Chemists at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory helped to characterize structural and mechanistic details of a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas from water and carbon monoxide. The discovery could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO.

Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. The Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Brookhaven Science Associates.