Alternative Fuels

Researchers see the light on hydrogen fuel

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technology to produce pure hydrogen fuel from biomass using sunlight instead of heat. Interfax Natural Gas Daily finds out more Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technology to produce pure hydrogen fuel from biomass using sunlight instead of heat. Interfax Natural Gas Daily finds out more.
By Silvia Favasuli 27 March 2017 0 25218
A hydrogen-powered vehicle. The new process produces hydrogen pure enough to use directly in a hydrogen fuel cell. (Toyota)

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a new technology for producing hydrogen from unprocessed biomass. Instead of using heat for the reaction, the team has used sunlight – obtaining hydrogen so pure it can go straight into a fuel cell. Interfax Natural Gas Daily spoke to Moritz F. Kuehnel, senior postdoctoral research associate at the Christian Doppler Laboratory, about the discovery. 

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: The new technology relies on a simple photocatalytic conversion process. How does it work?

Moritz F. Kuehnel:...