Hydrogen generation takes a leaf out of plant’s book

By using a unique process that mimics photosynthesis in plants, researchers are finding ways to develop the renewable, clean energy potential of hydrogen.

“Hydrogen has some advantages over other energy sources as it has a very high energy density, higher than that of oil and natural gas, and it can be easily converted into other forms of energy,” Professor Nann of the University of SA said.

“My work combines electro-chemistry and nanoscience to use a nano-structured electrode and electro-chemical principles to mimic a leaf to realise an artificial photosynthesis system to produce hydrogen.”

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