A groundbreaking technology has emerged from the Green Keplerate Team at Banaras Hindu University that has the potential to revolutionize green hydrogen production on a large scale. The new quantum-backed technology, recently inaugurated at the University in Varanasi, promises to be a game-changer in the field of renewable energy.
Led by Dr. Somenath Garai and Prof. S. Srikrishna, the team has developed a next-generation quantum-powered photo-catalyst that incorporates a charge transfer system, high proton availability, and mobility for efficient energy generation. This innovation represents a significant leap forward in harnessing the power of green hydrogen as a viable and eco-friendly energy alternative.
What sets this technology apart is its state-of-the-art photochemical-reactor design, which incorporates built-in illumination assembly and external concave reflective panels. These features enable the maximization of solar energy capture, resulting in a more efficient and sustainable production process. Additionally, the team has engineered a continuous electron coupled proton supply system, driven by an electron injector mechanism that utilizes industrial metal waste.
The results are astounding. After extensive optimization, the team has achieved a peak rate of green hydrogen production at the laboratory scale of approximately 1 liter per minute for every 10 grams of Quantum Photocatalysts. Moreover, the high purity of the hydrogen gas produced eliminates the need for additional purification, making it cost-effective and practical for a wide range of applications.
The potential of this technology is vast. From energy production to transportation and agriculture, the applications of green hydrogen are extensive. The Green Keplerate Team is already envisioning storage-free direct hydrogen internal combustion engine technologies and has successfully demonstrated their feasibility in automobiles of various engine capacities and functionalities.
With pending patents and ongoing funding from the DST, this breakthrough technology could reshape the renewable energy landscape. The future looks bright for green hydrogen, as it takes center stage in the transition towards a sustainable and decarbonized future.
(Source: Press Information Bureau)