This technology use an inexpensive catalyst (nickel salts) and semiconductor nano-crystals to make hydrogen from water and sunlight with the same efficiency as precious metal catalysts. Applications: The foremost application of the hydrogen generated would be to power automobiles or other vehicles such as buses trucks airplanes and motorcycles. If developed the scale-up will be easy in fuel cells. fuel cell is one of the best technologies to utilize the generated hydrogen in not only for transportation but also in electronic devices central power generation and so on.
Currently to make hydrogen you need natural gas which consumes a fossil fuel Research shows hydrogen can be made from sunlight and water using expensive precious metal catalysts like platinum which is not practical in the long term. The method use an inexpensive catalyst (nickel salts) and semiconductor nanocrystals to make hydrogen from water and sunlight with the same efficiency as precious metal catalysts. Another advantage is its outstanding longevity at 2 weeks it was still going with little reduction in efficiency.