Free - receive our print magazine
The Hydrogen Journal news & articles Social network RSS news feed Hydrogen news on a map About The Hydrogen Journal Links to hydrogen energy websites Links to hydrogen energy events Contact us SISTER PUBLICATIONS
Carbon Capture Journal Digital Energy Journal Tanker Operator
MIT company - hydrogen from solar
Production, Oct 02 2009 (The Hydrogen Journal)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology has formed a company called Sun Catalytix to develop a catalyst which will enable the generation hydrogen using solar power, according to an article by news service CNET.
The company has venture capital from Polaris Ventures.
Chairman of the company is Art Goldstein, a retired CEO of water desalination company Ionics (which was subsequently purchased by GE).
The company is focussing on the engineering aspects of being able to build a system that can be made at low cost - the scientific phase is already completed. The plan is to have a working system generating kilowatts within 2 years.
The catalyst is cobalt phosphate, which can split water into hydrogen and oxygen with solar power, under ambient temperatures and with a wide range of water quality. It is developing its own electrolyser built around the catalyst, made using cheap plastic.