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CWSF 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario

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This project comes from a two year renewable energy study. Last year I wanted to see if I could increase the electrical output of bacteria by adding sugary additives. My results concluded that bacteria were not a stable source of power. I did make it to CWSF last year (2017), but I ended coming up short of my goal at CWSF. With this said, I decided to look further into renewable energies, specifically hydrogen. I found that the current cost of electrodes used in the generation of hydrogen fuel was very expensive, so I decided to find a different metals that could be used in the process of electrolysis. I would say that science fair is an important part of today’s society. Science fair is where it all starts, with some of the best ideas coming out of a youth’s science fair project. To all of those considering doing a science fair project, I strongly encourage you to do this. It may be a lot of work, but the outcome will be worth all of the hours you will put into your project. I would like to further my studies into renewable energies in the years to come.

Adam Patton

The Power of Water: Finding Alternative Electrodes for Hydrogen Production
Region:Cariboo Mainline
City:Kamloops, BC
School:St Ann's Academy
Abstract:The goal of this project was to test alternative metal electrodes and their ability to split water into hydrogen and oxygen rather than using costly platinum electrodes. These gases, specifically hydrogen, can be used to make 100% clean and renewable energy in hydrogen engines and hydrogen fuel cells. Alternative metals would lower the cost of generating hydrogen fuel, saving hydrogen manufacturing companies valuable money.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Challenge Award - Energy
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 000.00