Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Solar power to the people

Category: Affordable green energy for all


A futuristic representation of a globe with industrial elements at its base, fire at the left side, tall chimney in the middle and forests on top

There is great disparity across the world in its race to achieve net zero, with the greatest cost implications for developing nations. However, our research aims to engineer new cost-effective materials with improved conductivity for solid oxide cells – an electrochemical conversion device that produces electricity directly from oxidising a fuel, such as hydrogen. With potential to address the energy needs of many industrial sectors, we aim to make green energy affordable for all nations. 

Entrant: Chinyere Ekperechukwu , Chemical and Process Engineering

Copyright: Midjourney

Funding: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)/Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership; grant no: EP/T517938/1


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