According to reports, cars running on hydrogen fuel derived from industrial wastewater. Electricity generated from bio hydrogen lighting up homes.Sounds far-fetched? Not exactly, scientists at IIT-Kharagpur are already turning these next-gen ideas into reality. At a time when fossil fuel reserves are fast depleting and the focus is towards developing alternative energy sources, this is music to the government’s ears.
The ministry of renewable energy is funding the entire project and has already published the pioneering research in its publication, Akshay Urja. The innovative work has also been published in respected international journals like Elsevier and have since been copied and circulated among online scientific research platforms.
According to the researchers, 95% of the commercially produced hydrogen now comes from carbon-containing raw materials, primarily fossils. However, the conventional production processes are highly energy intensive and not always environmentally beneficial.