Sparc Hydrogen explains solar catalytic water splitting

Green hydrogen technology developer Sparc Hydrogen has released a video (below) detailing their work with CSIRO demonstrating the company’s novel process of concentrated solar photocatalytic water splitting (PWS) as an alternative method for producing green hydrogen at industrial scale. Lead researcher at the company Professor Greg Metha said: “Photocatalysis uses the Sun’s energy incident on…

Sparc receives grant as green hydrogen tests show promise

Sparc Technologies partner the University of Adelaide, on behalf of Sparc Hydrogen, has been awarded funding under Australia’s Economic Accelerator (AEA) grant programme. The $470,511 funding awarded under the AEA Seed round will be used to accelerate laboratory testing of Sparc Hydrogen’s photocatalytic water splitting (PWS) reactor under simulated solar conditions. It will also support…

Hydrogen production technologies new research linkup

A global centre for hydrogen research has been established involving three Australian universities in South and Western Australia. The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and Curtin University represent Australia in the international Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Centre, connecting research partners from the US, Canada, the UK, Egypt, and Germany. The centre will focus on…

Sparc reports benefits from ecosparc graphene coatings

Technology development company Sparc Technologies has reported positive results from thermal-cycling resistance testing of its ecosparc graphene-enriched coatings. The company, which is also developing green hydrogen production technology, reported significant reduction in cracking when utilising ecosparc compared to coatings without the additive. Previously Sparc has reported significant anti-corrosive enhancements over typical coatings. Sparc general manager…

Sparc progresses graphene additive manufacturing

Graphene and battery technology group Sparc Technologies has progressed plans to commercialise its graphene based additive products. Sparc Technologies Managing Director Mike Bartels said that all equipment for the graphene based additives manufacturing facility had been delivered to site and construction was now underway. Bartels said: “This will enable Sparc to supply our global customer…