The specialists from the energy saving laboratory of the Technology Center of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan carry out the scientific development of obtaining a cheap alternative energy source of “green” hydrogen methods.
The “green” hydrogen means an ecologically clear fuel, which in the future may replace fossil sources of electrical energy.
Laboratory scientists are planning to conduct experiments in the waters of the “Altyn Asyr” Lake, where will be used a unique biocatalyst. It is expected, that by collecting through surface water from the lake and adding unicellular algae to it in a prescribed proportion, hydrogen will be obtained through increased photosynthesis under the influence of sunlight.
Meredmuhamed Hudayberdiyev the head of the laboratory says:
“Algae can produce hydrogen from sea water, even from the waste waters of the “Altyn Asyr” Lake. The biological splitting process of water, accompanied by the release of hydrogen, is carried out in a closed photobioreactor by unicellular green algae. If the algae do not have oxygen and sulfur, then the photosynthesis process in them are sharply weakened, and begins the rapid production of hydrogen."
One of the main goals of introducing hydrogen energy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is possible to use hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in manufacturing industries, produced using low-carbon technologies. Such sources can be wind energy or solar energy, which allows electrolysis of water.