Chinese scientists design device to produce hydrogen from renewable sources

(Xinhua) 16:35, March 18, 2024

SHANGHAI, March 18 (Xinhua) -- A team of Chinese scientists developed a strategy utilizing the energy between seawater and freshwater to efficiently generate "green" hydrogen.

Hydrogen, a clean energy, has emerged as a promising solution to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector and move toward a more sustainable future.

The support of frontier industries such as hydrogen power was outlined in the country's government work report this year.

The researchers from Fudan University fabricated a tandem of high-performance ion exchange membrane and electrode, installed at estuaries to harvest osmotic energy and drive hydrogen production.

The integrated device demonstrates a consistent and quick alkaline hydrogen evolution rate for more than 12 days under the artificial salinity gradient, according to a study published recently in the journal Nature Sustainability.

The study presents a viable pathway for hydrogen production through renewable sources, said the researchers.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Zhong Wenxing)


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