IIT Guwahati researchers developing solar-powered hydrogen generators
- Oct 25, 2021 4:33 pm GMT
Pursuant of worldwide efforts in developing clean and renewable energy, the IIT-G researchers are developing novel materials that can use sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, said a release from the Institute on Monday.
"These materials are much cheaper than the noble metals' currently used and could lead to cost-effective solar-powered hydrogen generators", stated the release.
On the area of research for the team from the
PEC cells use solar energy to split simple and safe compounds such as water into hydrogen and oxygen, hydrogen being a high-energy fuel that can be stored and used as needed, the release said.
"These cells are therefore considered the Holy Grail' to a carbon-free hydrogen economy", it added.
The IIT-G research team has reported their recent findings in the prestigious peer-reviewed
The paper has been co-authored by Prof
Elaborating the importance of this research,
The team at IIT Guwahati has developed non-noble metal catalysts that are as good as the expensive metals in splitting water in PEC cells, said
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