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Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. From the ‘well to the wheel’ the Hydrogen line currently generates around 25% less CO2 emissions per km covered than the classic fuel line. In terms of energy output, a fuel cell battery, using Hydrogen and an electric motor is currently twice as efficient as an internal combustion engine. 98% of the world‘s hydrogen is currently produced from fossil fuels, but it can be produced without emissions... at the point of use.
ITM Power’s Transportable Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HFuel) is a self-contained module suitable for refuelling hydrogen-powered road vehicles and forklift trucks. HFuel is well suited to small fleet and early ‘hydrogen highway’ applications of both fuel cell and hydrogen engine vehicles (FCV and HICEV). It is based around a modular platform (standard freight containers) and can be expanded at any point after the initial installation enabling a staged roll-out of hydrogen fuel.
Hyundai Motor Co announced today that it will begin series production of its hydrogen ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle for public and private lease by the end of 2012, becoming the first global automaker to begin commercial rollout of zero-emissions vehicles. In December 2012, Hyundai will begin production of the ix35 Fuel Cell at its Ulsan manufacturing facility in Korea, with a target of building up to 1,000 vehicles by 2015.
Hyundai showcased its latest-generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology at the ‘Investing in Future Transport’ conference held at London’s City Hall yesterday. In front of an audience of policy makers, investors and industry representatives, Dr. Sae Hoon Kim, Hyundai’s Principal Fuel Cell Research Engineer, explained the company’s strategy for sustainable future mobility, and presented the innovative zero-emission Hyundai ix35 fuel-cell electric vehicle.
ITM's electrolyser and fuel cell technologies have the potential to become the cornerstones of a future hydrogen economy based on 'green' hydrogen. Their hydrogen systems are able to convert renewable energy to a clean fuel, that can be indefinitely stored for use in transport, residential and industrial applications.
Sheffield’s ITM Power is putting finishing touches on its entry for the 2010 Eco-Rally from Brighton to London on 7 July 2010. More...
Colin is a corporate finance lawyer for a leading corporate law firm, where he advises clients in a variety of industry sectors on debt financing, corporate restructuring & recovery and corporate borrowing.
Back in the 1970s Jack Nicholson drove around in a Chevy that was almost standard - apart from large hydrogen cylinders in the boot, a slightly altered carburettor and a refreshing plume of water vapour from the exhaust.
This technology will totally revolutionize suicides!
- Jack Nicholson
This is definitely the alternative 'highway to hydrogen'. A year-long journey from Buenos Aires to Sacramento, California in a VW Beetle where hopefully it will be converted to run on hydrogen.