Advancements In Energy Production Through Water-Splitting

Hydrogen (H2) has been named a promising, environmentally friendly substitute for fossil fuels. However, the demand for hydrogen is very high as it has become an essential part of energy production and related interests.

Water-splitting is the scientific process that allows water to release hydrogen using solar energy and electricity. Scientists and engineers have been rigorously testing and researching how to improve the method of water-splitting over the years. Currently, a more practical and cost-efficient process for producing hydrogen is being developed at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering.

Haotian Wang, one of the biomolecular-engineers, had this to say about it:

“There’s huge industry interest in clean hydrogen. It’s an important energy carrier and also important for chemical fabrication, but its current production contributes a significant portion of carbon emissions in the chemical manufacturing sector globally. We want to produce it in a more sustainable way, and water-splitting using clean electricity is widely recognized as the most promising option.” (source: sciencedaily.com)

Further developing the technology to create clean, renewable energy from hydrogen is a top priority for scientists around the world.