Prehistoric Meteorite Fragments found in Namibia could be the ideal natural catalyst to store energy from renewable sources.
Pieces of the Gibeon Meteorite are found over 20,000 square Kilometres in the Southern African nation and have a total mass of more than 21 Tonnes.
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne found that it is the composition of the meteorite which is key to its effectiveness as a catalyst.
The catalyst is used to split water into Oxygen and Hydrogen gas a process called Water Oxidation. An electric current is
passed through electrodes, generating hydrogen fuel, which can be used to store energy from renewable sources like the sun or wind.