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Aberdeen Uni wins funding for hydrogen-from-waste research

10 August 2022

The University of Aberdeen’s School of Engineering has been awarded £220,000 in government funding to find a way of obtaining hydrogen from organic waste. It could be used to heat homes and power businesses on a commercial scale, which would be a breakthrough.

Professor Davide Dionisi’s team includes several leading academics, including from Cranfield University and the University of Verona. The project will use a sequence of biological, thermochemical and electrochemical stages to maximise the conversion of organic matter into hydrogen.

Professor Dionisi said: “Hydrogen is a key energy vector in the energy transition, and generating hydrogen from organic waste would achieve the combined benefits of reducing environmental pollution and of generating green sustainable energy.”

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