HyperSolar Team Develops Key Component to Reduce Cost of Producing Renewable Hydrogen
Inc. announced it has successfully developed a key component made of earth-abundant material which will reduce the overall cost of its renewable hydrogen producing technology process.
Research at the University of Iowa, US, published in Advanced Science, highlights the scientific team’s successful solar hy- drogen production using an earth-abundant hydrogen-producing photoactive electrode, made primarily of tin and sulfur.
The team led by Prof. Syed Mubeen, University of Iowa, devel- oped novel device design strategies to synthesize and stabilize SnS based semiconductors for hydrogen production. These solar hydrogen production units were fabricated using scalable solutionphase chemical synthesis methods and produced hydrogen in acidic media, with champion devices producing photocurrents with incident photon-to-current efficiency of 12.7%.