The NIST study is part of a federal effort to reduce the overall costs of hydrogen fuel, which is renewable, nontoxic and produces no harmful emissions.
The development could help lead to safe, efficient artificial photosynthetic systems–also called solar fuel generators or “artificial leaves”
HyperSolar’s research is centered on developing a low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules under the sun, emulating the core functions of photosynthesis.
Recently, a graduate from University of Iowa was awarded top University recognition for her work with hydrogen fuel cell storage.
The battery sends an electric current through two electrodes that split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas