Researchers can now extract hydrogen straight from saltwater without the need for filtration

Researchers can now extract hydrogen straight from saltwater without the need for filtration

The next step for the team is to grow the system with a bigger electrolyzer. The researchers want to someday apply their discoveries to commercial hydrogen generation for fuel cells and ammonia synthesis, however, this is still in the early stages of development. “Our work provides a solution to directly utilize seawater without pre-treatment systems and alkali addition, which shows similar performance as that of existing metal-based mature pure water electrolyser,” said co-lead Yao Zheng.