Hydrogen Fuel Research
Lead researcher: Douglas Grotjahn, SDSU chemistry professor.
Description of research project: Building chemical catalysts to produce hydrogen directly from water and sunlight. The goal is to commercialize the process to power hydrogen fuel cells as a green, low-cost energy generator.
Funding: $50,000 award from the Clean Tech Innovation and Commercialization Program.
Program sponsors: Sempra Energy Foundation and the Kaplan Family Trust. Other sponsors are Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP.
Finding a way to take clean technology from the research lab to a job-generating business is the goal of the San Diego partnership Clean Tech Innovation and Commercialization Program...
Mark Larson is a freelance writer for the San Diego Business Journal.