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  • News & Views |

    The performance of electrocatalysts depends on material properties that may differ spatially even within a single particle. Now, a combination of operando microscopy techniques is used to correlate morphology and metal oxidation state with local activity of an oxygen evolution catalyst, which may help to guide future catalyst design.

    • Marcel Risch
    Nature Energy 6, 576-577
  • News & Views |

    Microwave heating has become a useful tool in catalysis to obtain chemical products under unconventional reaction conditions. Now, researchers have demonstrated low-temperature water splitting to produce hydrogen using microwave catalysis and revealed the important role of reduced oxides in the process.

    • Daniel R. Slocombe
    Nature Energy 5, 830-831
  • Editorial |

    In this interconnected world, many of us would regularly jump on a plane, or train, for a weekend away, or into a car to pop to the shops or to visit family and friends. But the way we travel, day-to-day and on longer trips, will need to change if mitigation targets, including net-zero aspirations, are to be met.

  • News & Views |

    Light-driven production of hydrogen by coupling natural photosystems or photosensitizers with hydrogen-producing catalysts has been achieved in numerous in vitro systems. Now, a recombinant in vivo system is described that generates hydrogen using a hydrogenase enzyme directly coupled to a cyanobacterial photosystem.

    • Oliver Lenz
    Nature Energy 5, 426-427
  • News & Views |

    Low-cost, efficient hydrogen production via water electrolysis is expected to be an important part of a future hydrogen economy. Towards this end, new polymers with high stability are demonstrated and paired with low-cost, earth-abundant metal catalysts in alkaline membrane electrolyzers.

    • William E. Mustain
    •  & Paul A. Kohl
    Nature Energy 5, 359-360