Solar Hydrogen Test Begins: CSIRO-Backed JV
- Sparc Hydrogen is testing a renewable hydrogen technology that uses concentrated sunlight, water and photocatalyst to produce zero emissions fuel. Learn how the joint venture of ASX-listed Sparc Technologies and Andrew Forrest is updating the market on their testing program to help produce green hydrogen at a larger and more affordable scale.
Sparc Hydrogen, a joint venture majority owned by ASX-listed Sparc Technologies and backed by iron-ore billionaire Andrew Forrest, is currently testing a cutting edge renewable hydrogen technology that uses concentrated sunlight, water and photocatalyst to produce zero emissions fuel. The technology, known as photocatalytic water splitting (PWS), is being tested using a prototype reactor unit at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales. The company intends to update the market upon completion of the testing program and if successful, could ultimately be used to help produce green hydrogen at a larger and much more affordable scale. The project has received $28,688 funding through the CSIRO Kick-Start Program.
Can Sparc Hydrogen Use PWS to Produce Green Hydrogen?
- PWS uses sunlight, water and a photocatalyst to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen in a zero emissions process.
- The PWS reactor unit is currently being tested at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales.
- If successful, Sparc Hydrogen aims to use the technology to produce green hydrogen on a larger and more affordable scale.
- The project has received funding of $28,688 through the CSIRO Kick-Start Program.
- The technology is suitable for a range of applications, including fuel cell vehicles and stationary energy storage.
- The PWS technology is expected to reduce the cost of green hydrogen production, making it more accessible to a wider range of industries.