NTNU Team Hydrogen

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NTNU Team Hydrogen

NTNU Team Hydrogen is a team of world experts on Hydrogen Energy. The team consists of researchers from different disciplines, departments and faculties across NTNU that works within the Hydrogen area. One of the main tasks of the team is to develop new research programs and projects both nationally and internationally with academia, research organisations and industry, and to coordinate Hydrogen activities within NTNU. We are also educating and training research leaders, innovating, providing solutions, and stimulating the industry.

News from the team


Hydrogen fuel is being put forward as a zero-emissions alternative for many of the world’s biggest polluting sectors, such as transport and industry. However, the amount of energy that would be required to produce enough hydrogen fuel to power these sectors globally – using renewable electricity – is astronomical.

However, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe they have cracked a method of producing large quantities of hydrogen fuel using waste heat from industrial processes.

Read the full article Norwegian scientists close to solving hydrogen fuel's biggest problem on Siliconrepulic's webpage.

Further reading: Heat to H2: Using Waste Heat for Hydrogen Production through Reverse Electrodialysis, journal article in Energies.

The development of electrode materials for highly efficient water electrolysis is an important challenge on the path to replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen. Helmut Schäfer, University of Osnabrück, Germany, Bruno G. Pollet, member of the NTNU Hydrogen Team and colleagues have found that, under certain circumstances, modified stainless steel can reach an efficiency similar to platinum towards promoting the hydrogen evolution reaction. This reaction is the cathodic half-cell reaction in water electrolysis.

Read more about hydrogen power with less platinum in the research article From Bad Electrochemical Practices to an Environmental and Waste Reducing Approach for the Generation of Active Hydrogen Evolving Electrodes.

Members of the NTNU Hydrogen Team have published the article Heat to H2: Using Waste Heat for Hydrogen Production through Reverse Electrodialysis in the journal Energies.

NTNU and SINTEF were granted funding for the infrastructure application on materials research for transporting hydrogen (Smart-H). Afrooz Barnoush and Filippo Berto from NTNU Team Hydrogen are participating in the Smart-H project.

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