Oil majors have, in the recent past, rolled out pledges to
decrease oil and gas production and slash emissions, concerned about the climate crisis.
And yet, amid record-shattering heat-waves, BP has scaled back an earlier goal of lowering its emissions
by 35% by 2030, ExxonMobil quietly withdrew funding for a heavily publicized effort to use algae to create low-carbon fuel. And Shell announced that it would not increase its investments in renewable energy this year,
This article exposes the fossil-fuel industry approach to ignore the future for the sake of short-term profitability.
Adelaide-based Sparc is prototype testing its photocatalytic reactor
technology to split water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen
molecules at CSIRO’s Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South WalesThe photocatalytic water splitting technology is expected to deliver
cost and flexibility advantages over green hydrogen projects that use
electrolysers or solar farms, given the lower infrastructure and energy requirements.Sparc executive chair Stephen Hunt said this is “a world leading demonstration of photocatalytic water
splitting in a concentrated solar field"https://www.innovationaus.com/adelaide-uni-fortsecue-hydrogen-venture-starts-testing-prototype/