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Biomass transition metal hydrogen-evolution electrocatalysts and electrodes

United States Patent

9,580,823
February 28, 2017
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A catalytic composition from earth-abundant transition metal salts and biomass is disclosed. A calcined catalytic composition formed from soybean powder and ammonium molybdate is specifically exemplified herein. Methods for making the catalytic composition are disclosed as are electrodes for hydrogen evolution reactions comprising the catalytic composition.
Chen; Wei-Fu (Ridge, NY), Iyer; Shweta (Port Jefferson Station, NY), Iyer; Shilpa (Port Jefferson Station, NY), Sasaki; Kotaro (Hauppauge, NY), Muckerman; James T. (Port Jefferson, NY), Fujita; Etsuko (Port Jefferson, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
14/ 430,528
October 1, 2013
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-ACO2-98CH 10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.