Scientists have developed a new water-splitting process and material that maximize the efficiency of producing green hydrogen. This makes the process of creating green hydrogen affordable and accessible for industrial partners that want to switch to green hydrogen for renewable energy storage instead of conventional, carbon-emitting hydrogen production from natural gas.
Carbon-free green hydrogen has emerged as one of the newest innovations in helping to bring the world to net-zero emissions.
Hydrogen promises to be a carbon-free clean energy carrier and storage option for renewable energy such as solar and wind.
However, it is hindered by the technological limitations of the time as it currently is costly and too complex to create efficiently.
So far, one method that has been used to create hydrogen is to split water molecules into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms.
However, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have now developed a new water-splitting process that promises to make the entire process more efficient and hence more affordable for energy providers.
Climate scientists have agreed that hydrogen will become a critical component for the world’s top industrial sectors to achieve their net-zero emission goals.
Scientists hope that green hydrogen will soon replace natural gas and coal, which are currently used today for storing extra electric energy at the grid level.
The fact that green hydrogen has zero emissions makes it a much more environmentally friendly way for storing renewable electricity.
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