The team has developed an innovative new process for creating hydrogen, which results in a cost-competitive, cleaner fuel source or energy storage device for many applications.
The features of the new process include:
- The hydrogen is created using light from the sun, rather than conventional sources;
- It relies on a cheap abundant material to split the water; and
- It uses seawater as the base material, saving fresh water for other purposes, with no harmful by-products created as a result.
The team has already proven the science behind the new process, and efforts to scale-up and prototype devices for use across a range of applications are in progress.