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Plasma pyrolysis for a sustainable hydrogen economy

Producing low-carbon hydrogen to use as a clean energy carrier is an important step towards a decarbonized economy. Plasma pyrolysis is an emerging technology that has great potential for the large-scale production of low-carbon and affordable hydrogen.

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Fig. 1: Hydrogen production by plasma pyrolysis.


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The authors are thankful to K. Hendrich for her kind support during the discussion of the content of the Comment. X.T. acknowledges financial support from the UK EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, the Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship (ref. NAF/R1/180230) and the British Council (no. 623389161).

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Chen, G., Tu, X., Homm, G. et al. Plasma pyrolysis for a sustainable hydrogen economy. Nat Rev Mater 7, 333–334 (2022).

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