Stainless steel can be used in a number of hydrogen production techniques, especially those that involve steam methane reforming and electrolysis. 

In terms of steam methane reforming, the material is used in the construction of reformers, heat exchangers, and other components of the process as it is particularly well-suited to withstand high temperatures and corrosive environments.

In terms of water electrolysis, the material is often used in the construction of electrolyzers due to its corrosion resistance and durability in the process’ harsh electrolytic environment.

Now, a new initiative spearheaded by Professor Mingxin Huang at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has created a novel kind of steel with strong resistance to corrosion that may be used in the manufacture of green hydrogen from saltwater easily acquired from our oceans.

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