Hydrogen Fuel Production Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

April 5, 2013

For those who champion clean energy solutions, this Virginia Tech announcement concerning hydrogen is well worth the read.

Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, has developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to extract hydrogen from plants, a development that could drive the hydrogen fuel cell market. Credit: Virginia Tech

Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, has developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to extract hydrogen from plants, a development that could drive the hydrogen fuel cell market.
Credit: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech researchers say new method is environmentally friendly and inexpensive

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.

“Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering “Hydrogen is one of the most important biofuels of the future.”