Earth-abundant catalysts for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER)
Hydrogen is a bulk chemical produced on the 107 ton/year scale but could also be a fuel of the future. Today this hydrogen is produced from methane in steam reforming. Switching the hydrogen production to a renewable resource is a challenge, but some electrolyzers produce hydrogen on a commercial scale already from electricity (electrochemically). We are developing hydrogen evolution catalysts for benign neutral conditions in order to reduce hydrogen costs to a level competitive with conventional fuels.