Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Hydrogen from solar energy: state of research and future prospects

Authors
van Gastel, Maurice; Lubitz, Wolfgang; Neese, Frank
Departments
Molekulare Theorie und Spektroskopie (van Gastel, Neese)

Biophysikalische Chemie (Lubitz)

Summary
How does nature produce hydrogen? Are the natural systems suitable for usage in a future hydrogen economy? Which properties should catalyst materials have in order to be applicable in industrial processes? How do the presently available catalysts function at the molecular level? Do we understand their catalytic mechanism sufficiently well and how can these catalysts be improved? The MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion is dedicated to answering these fundamental questions important for energy conversion and storage. 

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