Caltech venture develops solar driven system for hydrogen fuel production
Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015
By adapting past research, the JCAP team has created a fully integrated system that uses only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide for the creation of and storing energy in the form of chemical fuels. The system is efficient and safe, using cost effective materials such as TiO2 and nickel.
The Joint Centre for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at
Caltech has developed the first complete, efficient and safe
integrated solar-driven system for splitting water to create
hydrogen fuels using titanium dioxide (TiO2). The system, or
artificial leaf, consists of three main components. Of the two
electrodes, a photoanode uses sunlight to...