A new technique for producing a clean, widely available, and cheap fuel by means of sunlight has been pioneered by researchers from the University of Exeter. This team of renewable energy experts have found a new method of producing hydrogen from sunlight, resulting in a clean and cost-effective manner. Water is split in an efficient Mana into its constituent parts oxygen and hydrogen by making use of sunlight. This hydrogen can be used as a fuel for powering homes and vehicles. Carbon emissions will be reduced significantly if hydrogen fuel is created through this synthetic photosynthesis method. Moreover, unlimited energy Supply can we made possible with the help of hydrogen.
This method of splitting water into its constituent parts will prove to be ground-breaking. Govinder Pawar, who is the lead author of this paper has said that as population is expanding and economies are growing, the global energy demand will no longer be sustained solely on the basis of fossil fuels and there will be a demand for clean fuel as these fossil fuels get exhausted fast. Therefore there is a need for finding alternative and renewable fuel sources which can sustain the global demand for energy and hydrogen is one such promising alternative fuel which can replace fossil fuels as it has a higher energy density, and emits no carbon.
At present, most of the global energy provision comes from the burning of fossil fuels. Does that is a need for finding and cost-effective and of sustainable renewable fuel source of energy. The Earth’s most abundant renewable energy source is the solar energy. Efforts are being taken to produce a semiconductor material which is capable of converting sunlight to a storable energy source. This team of researchers have made use of lanthanum iron oxide for creating a semiconductor material which gives efficient results for producing hydrogen from Water by making use of sunlight and is the strongest candidate till now for the generation of hydrogen.