Hydrogen production using Nano-structured Electrodes

Project: Research project

Project Details


The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of using nanostructured electrodes to efficiently produce hydrogen in water electrolysis cells. The major drawback of conventional water electrolyzers is high over-potential losses at the cell electrodes leading to large electricity consumption making such systems prohibitively expensive to operate. The enhanced surface area (or wetted area) of nanostructured electrodes coupled with large electric field amplification effects could dramatically reduce over-potential losses at the electrodes and significantly lower energy consumption for water electrolysis

Layman's description

Green Hydrogen; water Electrolysis; Nano catalysts; Clean energy, Sustainability
Short titleIG/ENG/PCED/21/02
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Green Hydrogen
  • Water Electrolysis
  • Nano catalysts
  • Clean energy
  • Sustainability


  • Catalysis
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrochemistry


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