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Researchers  from the CEA in Grenoble and Saclay, CNRS and Joseph Fourier University, have developed two new cobalt-based materials able to replace platinum, a rare and expensive metal, in the production of hydrogen from water (electrolysis). One can operate in aqueous solutions at neutral pH. The second is the first "switchable" catalytic material without noble metals ever created able to intervene in the two key chemical reactions for the electrolysis of water: the production of hydrogen and the oxygen production.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.