TechConnect Innovation Program

Hydrogen production from water - efficient method and apparatus

University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A method, apparatus, and chemical composition have been invented for producing high purity hydrogen from water efficiently and simply. Using inexpensive materials as catalysts at ambient conditions, 99.99% pure hydrogen is generated, and can be used without further purification in all types of fuel cells.

Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The technology developed by UCF researchers provides an efficient, simple, and cost effective means of splitting water in to its constituents, a better process than splitting ammonia. Additionally, with CO2 emission concerns mounting, the industry will be driven to technologies such as this which do not produce CO2.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 724

Website: tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NASA grant for space-related hydrogen R&D. Funding from 01/01/02 through 03/15/08

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners