Guam households have historically been paying a high cost of electricity because most power plants on the island still use imported and expensive fossil fuel. Imagine if seawater could be harnessed to produce hydrogen for electricity in Guam. 

It’s a process called "seawater splitting."?With the split, hydrogen can be used for producing or delivering electricity.  The U.S. Department of Energy?is providing UOG? $1.6 million for faculty and student?researchers?to work alongside?engineers and scientists at their Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The hope is to build?a foundation?for fundamental research and scientific training at the local university.

The water power technologies office?also recently announced $400,000 to go toward research at UOG to explore the potential for ocean energy systems, such as ocean thermal energy conversion and wave energy technology,?to power a proposed Guam aquaculture innovation center.