Researchers at West Virginia University are using solid oxide electrolysis cells to generate green, high purity hydrogen to help “greenify” the production process.
Having been recognised by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for its importance, the effort has been awarded $1.2m in funding from the department to overcome barriers associated with the production of green hydrogen.
On the work, Wenyuan Li, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Principal Investigator of the Project, said, “We have a really good source of renewables and a huge market for hydrogen, but the barrier is that we cannot connect them.
“Our technology is like a bridge in the middle. You take electricity from renewables and transform them into hydrogen. Green hydrogen means that along the whole process of producing hydrogen, there is no carbon emission or carbon footprint.”
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