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.

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