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Sustainable Hydrogen Production

Converting renewable energy or materials into non-polluting fuels is a major challenge. Hydrogen (H2) is a clean and renewable energy source as primary alternatives to fossil fuels. A highly promising study is (photo)catalytic to produce H2 through appropriate chemical reactions. H2 can be produced from a variety of primary or renewable sources such as water, natural gas, and lignocellulosic biomass. Papers in this thematic series will introduce and review recent advances in the development of eco-friendly process for hydrogen production specifically by utilizing the catalytic water splitting, photochemical devices, and lignocellulosic biomass.

Guest editor
Gyu Leem, SUNY ESF, USA


  1. If generated from water using renewable energy, hydrogen could serve as a carbon-zero, environmentally benign fuel to meet the needs of modern society. Photoelectrochemical cells integrate the absorption and c...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Sherman, Nelli Klinova McMillan, Debora Willinger and Gyu Leem

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2021 8:7

    Content type: Review

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  2. Biomass has incredible potential as an alternative to fossil fuels for energy production that is sustainable for the future of humanity. Hydrogen evolution from photocatalytic biomass conversion not only produ...

    Authors: Kayla Alicia Davis, Sunghoon Yoo, Eric W. Shuler, Benjamin D. Sherman, Seunghyun Lee and Gyu Leem

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2021 8:6

    Content type: Review

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