Ideally, distilled water has hitherto been used to produce hydrogen by electrolysis. Now it is also with sea water.
The alternative fuel hydrogen can now also be obtained from salt water. Researchers at Stanford University have claimed to solve the corrosion problem at the anode, which has hitherto prevented the use of seawater for electrolysis. The new method could significantly simplify hydrogen production in many regions of the world in the future. For example, in desert areas, where a lot of electrical energy is generated from photovoltaics. The electricity can be used to generate hydrogen and stored for later use without the need for drinking water.