This nanomaterial soaks hydrogen from seawater

Oct 06, 2017, 5:55 AM EDT
(Source: Oregon State University/flickr)
(Source: Oregon State University/flickr)

A number of projects in the past have attempted extracting hydrogen fuel from seawater but the high costs of electricity involved in the process render the idea economically unviable.

The situation may change courtesy a new hybrid nanomaterial, developed by University of Central Florida researcher Yang Yang, which harnesses solar energy to suck hydrogen cheaply and efficiently from seawater, writes Phys.org.

Instead of generating electricity with solar panels, Yang’s approach harvests solar energy to create a clean and green chemical fuel, which is easy to store and transport, notes Inhabitat

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