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Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Production of Hydrogen

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

PEC production of hydrogen uses the sun’s energy and photo-electrodes to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. The produced hydrogen can be used in a variety of applications including transportation, power production, hydrocarbon processing and metal processing.

Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: hydrogen can be produced using energy from the sun and a means to capture the hydrogen is included.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 612

Website: www.nrel.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Funded by the DOE Hydrogen Program

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner

Looking for: Development / License Partners