Hindenburg Hydrogen Explosion Disaster

Futurism: The Hydrogen Economy

Guest future-izing by David Middleton The concept of hydrogen fuel cells (FC) has been very promising for many decades. From an infrastructure standpoint, transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to FC seems far more rational than transitioning to battery/plug-in electric vehicles (EV). There’s just one minor problem… Hydrogen has the distinction of competing with…

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How power-to-gas technology can be green and profitable

From the “you can wish in one hand…” dept Public Release: 26-Feb-2019 Economists map out economically viable path to renewables-based hydrogen production Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be implemented…

Hindenburg Hydrogen Explosion Disaster

New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

From Eurekalert Public Release: 29-Nov-2018 New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen Queensland University of Technology Professor Anthony O’Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world. “The Australian Government is interested in developing a hydrogen export industry to export our abundant renewable energy,”…

Nano aluminium offers fuel cells on demand – just add water

From New Scientist Hydrogen could provide an alternative to battery power Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty By David Hambling The accidental discovery of a novel aluminium alloy that reacts with water in a highly unusual way may be the first step to reviving the struggling hydrogen economy. It could offer a convenient and portable source of hydrogen for…

Drilling For Hydrogen

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As a result of my post on energy storage entitled Getting Energy From The Energy Store, a few people brought up the idea of using hydrogen as an energy source. You see this on the web, that we could power our civilization on hydrogen, convert all the trucks and buses…