Is hydrogen the silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions?

Tom Baxter, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen asks an important question in an article on The Conversation website: hydrogen presents a compelling case for its widespread use to support net zero. So, what’s not to like about it? With the UK coming out with its hydrogen strategy soon, Baxter … Continue reading Is hydrogen the silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions?

One man’s love of hydrogen

Hydrogen is getting a lot of attention these days as efforts are underway to decarbonise. Roy Furchgott writes on the New York Times website about one man’s devotion to hydrogen fuel-cell energy. He even refines  hydrogen fuel in his yard himself.   The Gospel of Hydrogen Power In December, the California Fuel Cell Partnership tallied … Continue reading One man’s love of hydrogen

The hydrogen future for vehicles has been slow to arrive but maybe that will change

Neal Boudette writes a good article in the New York Times about the increasing interest in fuel cells for vehicles. There have been efforts for many years without any market breakthrough. Could that change?   Water Out of the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction Steve Manning, a financial consultant in Southern … Continue reading The hydrogen future for vehicles has been slow to arrive but maybe that will change

New IEA technology roadmap on hydrogen and fuel cells

The IEA has recently published an important new report on hydrogen and fuel cells. Hydrogen is an energy carrier that partly offers the advantages of fossil fuels – flexibility and energy density – with potentially a low carbon footprint. As a storehouse of low-carbon energy, it offers a means to integrate high shares of variable … Continue reading New IEA technology roadmap on hydrogen and fuel cells

Fuel cells showing they are good business in Connecticut

While there is a lot of interest in fuel cells globally, Joel Reinbold explains on the Hartford Business website about the recent developments in Connecticut to set up a fuel cell park. Equally importantly, it describes how important this industry to the entire northeast of the US.   Fuel cell park raises value of renewable … Continue reading Fuel cells showing they are good business in Connecticut

New fuel cell plant the cornerstone of the sustainable energy management system

Diarmaid Williams write on the Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production website about a new fuel cell power plant in Germany. This is a good example of a sustainable approach.   Fuel cell plant powering German research ministry Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offices, located in Berlin, are being powered and heated through … Continue reading New fuel cell plant the cornerstone of the sustainable energy management system