The HydroGEN Benchmarking Project team is planning the first in an annual series of advanced water splitting (AWS) workshops. The 2018 workshop, "Advanced Water-Splitting Technology Pathways Benchmarking & Protocols Workshop" will be held October 24–25, 2018, at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona.
HydroGEN members have organized two joint symposia during the 2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting and Exhibit April 22–26, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, where researchers from diverse disciplines will gather to share research findings and discuss issues and developments in advanced water splitting materials (AWSM) science and related sciences.
During the 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program recognized two members of the HydroGEN Steering Committee, Huyen Dinh of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Richard Boardman of Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
On May 24 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3.5 million for early-stage hydrogen production research and development that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
At the 2018 Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Principal Investigator Meeting, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program announced Interagency Collaborative Opportunities for DMREF teams to partner with MGI-related efforts outside of DMREF, including the HydroGEN Energy Materials Network. HydroGEN is looking for DMREF collaborators in innovative water splitting research that could best leverage its world-class capability nodes.
Proton OnSite recently announced that it is receiving approximately $1.8 million in a cooperative agreement award to lead the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Water Splitting (AWS) Benchmarking Project with the HydroGEN Energy Materials Network consortium. Through this award, the project team will develop a comprehensive framework of best practices and standardized protocols for evaluating AWS hydrogen production technologies at the materials, component, device, and system levels.
HydroGEN experts Tadashi Ogitsu and Brandon Wood from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), with other team members from LLNL and collaborators at Rice University and San Diego State University, have discovered a new class of cheap and efficient catalyst materials to help extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply.
HydroGEN steering committee members Huyen Dinh and Richard Boardman will present technical session talks at the Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition in Long Beach, California, November 7-9, 2017.
A 2013 book on photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's PEC hydrogen production working group was one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the SpringerLink eBook Collection in 2016. As of today, there have been more than 28,000 chapter downloads since the book's online publication in August 2013. The book was compiled and edited by HydroGEN steering committee members Huyen Dinh and Eric Miller, along with Zhebo Chen of Stanford University.
Read an article from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory about the lab's research on low-cost, efficient technologies for hydrogen generation as part of the HydroGEN consortium and DOE's Hydrogen at Scale initiative.