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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences developing promising solution for sustainable energy use

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The recent major floods in Germany are an example of the effects of global climate change. The main method of tackling the problem is to switch to zero-emission fuels that do not emit carbon dioxide and are environmentally friendly.

Hydrogen is one of these energy carriers and it is also among the most promising alternatives for energy storage. That is why scientists from the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have been developing new methods for hydrogen production aimed at preventing progressive climate change. Project leader is young Dr. Elitsa Petkucheva, who is a finalist in the program "The Most Prominent Young People in Bulgaria 2020". According to her, such an innovation could lead to a significant reduction in the overall production of energy from fossil fuels. The specific goal is to optimize the composition and structure of catalysts used for hydrogen production by increasing the energy efficiency and lowering the cost of electrodes. "We believe in the success of the project and the large-scale contribution it could make,” the young scientist says.

Author Vesela Krasteva

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