Water Electrolysis – a Promising Way to Green Energy
Water covers about 71% of the earth’s surface. Hydrogen is a clean fuel. The electrolysis is the only one to be totally carbon-free and one of the promising processes used to produce hydrogen. Why still using the polluting and expensive fuels?
Hydrogen is a clean fuel that can be used to store, move, and deliver energy produced from other sources. Hydrogen is not a direct source of energy but rather an energy carrier. When hydrogen is consumed in a fuel cell, the resulting byproduct is only water. This quality makes it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications. The electrolysis, the separation of water into oxygen and hydrogen, is one of the promising processes used to produce hydrogen. This process is interesting as it makes it possible to easily obtain a pure hydrogen, and most importantly, is the only one to be totally carbon-free if the electricity is provided through renewable sources. In addition, water which is the raw material for this production process, covers about 71% of the earth’s surface. The objective to this project is to study the reasons why the use of hydrogen energy is not yet used as the main source of energy while water is a green, cheep and abundant raw material for green energy production. The results will the possible and efficient solutions to this issue.
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Anaclet Nsabimana, Lindau Alumnus 2021
Université de Paris, France