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The team of professor Johan Martens with Jan Rongé (left) Tom Bosserez (middle) and Christos Trompoukis has developed a prototype panel producing 250 liters of clean hydrogen per day out of the air, just using solar energy /KU Leuven
A research team of the Belgian KU-Leuven university has developed a prototype ‘solar panel’ that can produce ‘green hydrogen’ directly out of the air, using the energy of the sun. And after ten years of research, it’s ready for upscaling. If Europe is serious about a clean hydrogen strategy for industry and transport to become carbon-neutral by 2050, what are we waiting for?
Hydrogen ‘distilled’ from the air without any emissions, using free solar energy: it looks like that’s just the thing . Genius. The technique is called ‘direct solar hydrogen production’ and while several start-ups in the world are experimenting with it, none landed as far as the Belgian researchers who get it directly out of the air without using water as such.