Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Peer Review Journal Publication of Acta's core electrolysis technology

RNS Number : 6864V
Acta S.p.A.
17 December 2013
 Press release   17 December 2013 
Acta S.p.A.
("Acta" or "the Company")
Peer Review Journal Publication
Acta S.p.A. (AIM: ACTA), the clean energy products company, is pleased to announce that a research paper prepared by the Company's scientists and describing the nature and benefits of Acta's core electrolysis technology has been published by the prestigious review journal, Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Angewandte Chemie is one of the world's leading general chemistry journals, with an Impact Factor higher than comparable journals(1) . Publication of the paper represents a significant scientific recognition of the technology developed by Acta over many years and of the outstanding results achieved both within its research labs and in practical applications.
Through the published work, Acta's scientists have demonstrated that very high efficiency and stability can be achieved by an electrolyser without the aid of platinum metal group electro-catalysts and by using cost effectivealternatives. Moreover, they showed that the system is effective for applications with intermittent power sources, such as renewable energy.
The paper has been published as a "Communication", which are papers that have been critically selected by the journal for publication following a detailed peer review and which report on the latest research results in chemistry. It will appear in printed form in a future edition of the journal.
Paolo Bert, Chief Executive of Acta, commented:
"This is the first scientific paper that we have produced on our technology and it has been accepted for publication by one of the leading general chemistry journals in the world. I would like to congratulate our scientific team on achieving this important recognition of their outstanding work."
Acta's research paper, entitled "Highly Efficient Platinum Group Metal Free Based Membrane-Electrode Assembly for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis", has now been published online ( (1) The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal (Source: Wikipedia). See "About Angewandte Chemie" below.

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