Researchers from the Jaume I University (JIU) in Spain have developed materials based on graphene that can catalyze reactions for the conversion and storage of energy.

JIU has patented the technology, which combines graphene and organometallic compounds in a single material without altering the properties of the graphene, such as its electrical conductivity.

This technology allows catalyzing reactions to obtain hydrogen from alcohols and may also serve as storage systems of the gas.

The researchers say the hybrid materials have catalytic properties and are modular and can be recycled up to 10 times without suffering any loss of activity.

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