Catalyst Reaction Illustration (image) Rutgers University Caption Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The new technology is a novel catalyst that performs almost as well as cost-prohibitive platinum for so-called electrolysis reactions, which use electric currents to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The Rutgers technology is also far more efficient than less-expensive catalysts investigated to-date. Credit Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa Usage Restrictions Permission is granted to reproduce the image in connection with news coverage of this story. All other rights are reserved. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.