January 16, 2020

The Future of Clean Energy

Technion Researchers (L-R) : Dr. Hen Dotan , Avigail Landman , Prof. Avner Rothschild and Prof. Gideon Grader.
Credit: Chen Galili,

A research team from the Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program has developed an innovative, clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen from solar energy. The new system is based on a theoretical breakthrough by the Technion’s team, whereby it is safer to decompose the water into hydrogen and oxygen in two different cells, with no dangerous interaction which can cause explosions.

Technion Professor Avner Rothschild, one of the lead researchers, said the hydrogen produced by this process could  one day replace fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas that currently heat our homes and fuel our cars. The researchers hope that academics and industry will continue and advance the system into a commercial product.