Greek scientists and others have built the first solar hydrogen reactor.

The Greek researchers with their international partners are producing hydrogen with the help of solar energy. The project is called Hydrosol, and operates through tubes coated with a layer of oxide-reducing nano-particles which retains oxygen and pure hydrogen is produced without any exhaust emissions. Heat is needed for the reaction and is collected from the sun by an array of reflectors.

The researchers from the Laboratory of Aerosol and Particle Technology (LAPT) at the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) earlier this month won the European Commission’s Descartes award for research this year.

Solar hydrogen has importance in the chemical industry, energy storage, and in fuel cell vehicles of the near future.

Source: h2 daily

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