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Renewable Energy Solutions That Don’t Break the Bank

Finding sustainable sources of renewable energy will help combat climate change and offer consumers access to reliable sources of fuel. Researchers from the Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit (NANOMO) at the University of Oulu in Finland, have developed a cost-effective way to transform water into fuel. Their new nickel-based catalyst (a substance that accelerates the speed of a chemical reaction) uses sunlight to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, allowing them to harness the hydrogen as a source of energy. The team’s findings were recently published in the journal Applied Energy.