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.”
For more information, please see here.