Published on March 2nd, 2021 📆 | 8611 Views ⚑0
NewHydrogen expands green hydrogen technology research program at UCLA
Expanded research will include a complete electrolyzer device and a replacement for platinum to lower the cost of green hydrogen
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NewHydrogen, Inc., a BioSolar company (OTC:BSRC), today announced that it has executed an agreement to expand the existing sponsored
research agreement with the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to develop technology to reduce the cost of green hydrogen production. The new agreement is 10 times the previous budget
and significantly expands the scope of the research program.
The initial sponsored research program at UCLA was focused on replacing the oxygen catalyst, iridium, a precious metal found only in asteroids, with low cost materials that meet or exceed the
performance characteristics of iridium. The expanded research will focus on significantly reducing or replacing the hydrogen catalyst, platinum. Platinum is so rare that only 200 tons are mined
every year and yet its demand is ever increasing in applications such as batteries, fuel cells, fiber optics, LCD displays, cancer treatment and many others.