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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Hydrogen factory

New electrolyzer improves green hydrogen production

Green hydrogen continues to gain momentum in funding and research. The hydrogen market is projected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2050. "Green" hydrogen is hydrogen fuel made using energy from zero-carbon renewable sources through a method called electrolysis. As the world seeks to limit its carbon Read More...

Suitcase Desalination

MIT develops desalination system no bigger than a suitcase

One of the great opportunities in desalination research is developing a new way to bring drinkable water to disadvantaged people with limited resources. Engineers and researchers make this possible in many ways, such as innovating less expensive parts or powering their systems with renewable Read More...

Green hydrogen take off

How green hydrogen is taking off

Hydrogen is key to a major energy shift in our society. Many sectors of the economy and the power grid can decarbonize by switching to green hydrogen.  The market for hydrogen is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2050, and many industries, such as air travel, see the writing on the wall. Read More...

Lightbulbs hanging in the form of a garland on wires

You could soon produce green hydrogen yourself to power your home

About 80 percent of global energy consumption still relies on fossil fuels. In recent years, green hydrogen has come up as an attractive renewable alternative to planet-warming fuels. Now, a startup in Germany wants to make emission-free hydrogen accessible to all. The company, called Enapter, was Read More...

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Scientists figure out how to turn briny water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

Figuring out ways for astronauts to source as many basic necessities as possible on Mars — or the Moon — is essential for future interplanetary space missions. With that in mind, engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new electrolysis device that may be able to Read More...