Bioscience

Biodesign Institute scientists study new ways to generate hydrogen

May 21, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

As researchers look for new sources of energy, hydrogen is considered a potential answer. As one of the key components of water, it is abundant and produces no pollution. But several technical challenges have hampered hydrogen development, including those pertaining to the splitting of water to produce hydrogen molecules. A group of ASU researchers at the Biodesign Institute has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative methods for generating hydrogen.

The four-year grant is part of a new round of DOE funded projects in support of President George W. Bush