Inexpensive Catalysts & Syzygy Plasmonics Photoreactors Open the Door for Broader Hydrogen Adoption
December 6, 2022
Scientists from Syzygy Plasmonics have engineered a new kind of reactor designed to work with earth-abundant, light-activated catalysts created by a joint team from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics, and Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The reactors use light instead of heat from combustion to power chemical reactions and can produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel from ammonia.
Photon-driven chemistry represents a new frontier that is changing chemical engineering and manufacturing. These combustion-free chemical reactors loaded with earth-abundant catalysts may hold the key to powering a cleaner, safer world… with light