Hungarian breakthrough in electricity storage
Storing electricity in a gas state. Yes, we know how strange it sounds. Yet, it is regarded as one of the most promising technologies of the future. And it is not as far in the future as you’d think: scientists from Szeged recently had a breakthrough in this field.
What we know so far
Green hydrogen is produced using an electrical current of a renewable source to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in water. This could be the key to achieve carbon neutrality until 2050. This is why the achievements of the scientists in Szeged are so important.
The team led by Csaba Janáky, along with their industrial partners managed to surpass the 1 Amper/square centimeter current density for the first time in the world, while producing carbon-monoxide with electrolysis. This technology can pave the way to efficiently storing electricity in gas state in the future.
But what does it mean for us? Well, storing the electricity produced by solar panels has always been a tough job. However, this new technology can significantly simplify this task. Soon we will be able to use the surplus energy way more efficiently.
According to the European Commission, developing the hydrogen economy will be a priority after the coronavirus. This means, this strange technology will soon become a part of our everyday life, just as solar panels did.