Green hydrogen from nature: Photocatalysis imitates plants

A man with glasses and a white coat stands in a laboratory.
Dr. Pablo Jiménez Calvo (Foto: Ana C. Reis)

An interview with materials scientist Pablo Jiménez Calvo

Green hydrogen could play a key role in the energy transition. Electrocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen requires huge amounts of electricity, which means the efficiency of this method for the energy transition is low compared to that of fossil fuels.

Materials scientist Dr. Pablo Jiménez Calvo who is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctorate Fellowship holder at the Department of Materials Science at FAU, is conducting research into an alternative method known as photocatalysis. We spoke to him about the advantages of this technology and the hurdles which still have to be overcome. More …