Cheap And Easy Technique To Produce Hydrogen From Visible Light Is Almost Ready


A new source of energy may be easier to create than ever before thanks to research done at Penn State University recently.

The prospect for the wide spread use of hydrogen as a portable energy carrier is dependent on finding a clean, renewable method of production. At Penn State University, a research group headed by professor of electrical engineering Craig Grimes in the Materials Research Institute is “only a couple of problems away” from developing an inexpensive and easily scalable technique for water photoelectrolysis – the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen using light energy – that could help power the proposed hydrogen economy.