Authors: Gebreslase, GA; Martinez-Huerta, MV; Lazaro, MJ

Review.
J. Energy Chem.. vol: 67. page: 2095-4956.
Date: APR. 2022.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jechem.2021.10.009.

Abstract:
The deployment of hydrogen as an energy carrier is found to be a vital alternative fuel for the future. It is expected that water electrolysis, powered by renewable energy sources, be able to scale-up hydrogen production. However, the reaction kinetic of oxygen evolution reaction (OER) isa sluggish process, which predominantly limits the efficiency of water electrolysis. This review recapitulates the recent progress and efforts made in the design and development of two selected earth-abundant bimetallic electrocata-lysts (NiCo and CoFe) for alkaline OER. Each bimetal electrocatalyst is thoroughly outlined and discussed in five sub-sections, including bimetal (oxy) hydroxides, Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) structures, oxides, composites, alloy and nanostructured electrocatalysts, and assembled with heteroatoms. Furthermore, a brief introduction to an in situ/operando characterization techniques and advantages for monitoring the structure of the electrocatalysts is provided. Finally, a summary outlining the chal-lenges and conceivable approaches to advance OER performance is highlighted and discussed. (c) 2021 Science Press and Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Published by ELSEVIER B.V. and Science Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)..