Tin stabilises zinc-ion alternative to lithium-ion batteries

Scientists from Zhejiang University, China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a metallic tin coating for zinc anodes that increases the stability and lifetime of zinc-ion batteries. The batteries, which have a water-based electrolyte, may offer a...

Tin-iron redox flow battery looks promising

Scientists at Shenzhen University, China are developing a ‘promising’ new tin-iron redox flow battery for low-cost, long-term energy storage. A family of similar iron-based redox flow batteries has been under development worldwide for long-term utility...

MIT to work on using tin to produce hydrogen without CO2 emissions

MIT’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Centre has awarded US$750,000 to undertake a research project using molten tin to produce hydrogen with no carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). The fund was designed to support projects that advance carbon...

Low-cost tin catalyst discovered for hydrogen cells

The world needs to move towards a greener future, using fewer fossil fuels. Part of that future may be powered by hydrogen but the technology to do so must be cost-effective and durable. New research highlights tin as ‘promising alternative’ for cheaper...

Tin helps turn waste into hydrogen in sunlight

The world needs to move towards a greener future, using fewer fossil fuels. Part of that future may be powered by hydrogen but it will need to be produced cost-effectively and sustainably. Two recent discoveries appear to enable this, with tin playing a central role....