The greatest iteration of its nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology has been disclosed by SunHydrogen, the creator of a ground-breaking method for producing renewable hydrogen using water and sunshine.
In comparison to the company’s earlier small-scale model, the newly revealed image depicts a panel with several hydrogen generators and 16 times larger hydrogen generator space. Hydrogen production rates are increased by several hydrogen generator arrays.
The sun’s energy is used to split water molecules into high-purity green hydrogen and oxygen in this prototype, which is the only self-contained nanoparticle-based hydrogen generating device of its kind.
When the sun is shining, SunHydrogen’s nanoparticle technology directly exploits the electrical charges that sunlight creates to produce hydrogen. The catalyst and membrane integration assembly in this prototype, however, was also built to support continuous operation even when the sun is not shining by using renewable grid electricity from wind or hydropower sources.
The business’s previous small-scale model, which was made public in December 2022, was made to suit a single hydrogen generator based on nanoparticles for testing in a controlled setting.
The scientific team at SunHydrogen in Iowa is presently aiming to boost the hydrogen generation rate per panel by enlarging both the total size of the panel and the ratio of hydrogen generator area to panel area. Through its cooperation with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), as well as with its business partner InRedox and the Singh Lab at the University of Michigan, the Company is also trying to increase total solar-to-hydrogen efficiency. The Company is simultaneously attempting to increase the hydrogen generators’ overall stability.