Daniel Esposito has been studying water electrolysis, the splitting of water into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2) fuel, as a way to convert electricity from solar PV (photovoltaics) into storable hydrogen fuel.
It’s possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly.
Turning water into hydrogen using solar energy could lead the way to cheap and clean hydrogen fuel.
Hydrogen, the most plentiful element in the universe, has the potential to power fuel cells and provide energy to future Soldiers.
Fuel cell vehicles, which typically release zero carbon emissions, generate power for their motors through electrochemical processes that use compressed hydrogen and oxygen
Among the cleanest low-carbon fuels is hydrogen, which can react with oxygen to release energy, emitting nothing more harmful than water (H2O) as the product