European Commission has launched the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance with industry leaders, civil society, national and regional ministers and the EIB

It has taken a long time for a major push to promote hydrogen but the EU came out with its new hydrogen strategy this week. The priority is to produce hydrogen from renewables and hopefully only renewables if it is to be truly sustainable. The renews.biz website provides a news item on developments this week. … Continue reading European Commission has launched the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance with industry leaders, civil society, national and regional ministers and the EIB

German WindEnergie Association expects to play key role in producing hydrogen

There is a lot of talk recently about the importance of green hydrogen in our low carbon energy transition. An article on the FuelCellsWorks website discusses the reaction of the German WindEnergie Association to the national hydrogen strategy in Germany. What are your views?   Wind Energy can Turn Hydrogen Green as Early as 2020 … Continue reading German WindEnergie Association expects to play key role in producing hydrogen

Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

We are reading a lot recently about hydrogen and the role it can play in achieving our long term energy and climate objectives. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has recently published its roadmap for the energy transition. The FCH JU is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and … Continue reading Hydrogen and the low carbon energy transition

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Electric vehicle celebrity Wan Gang, the “father of China’s electric vehicle movement,”  says a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead. Companies are jumping in, but cost and other challenges remain.  Louise Moon explains in an article on the South China Morning Post website.   When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors … Continue reading A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

It is encouraging to see the developments underway in our low-carbon energy transition.  This is definitely true for transport.  Jake Whitehead, Robin Smit and Simon Washington from the University of Queensland discuss the relative strengths of electric and hydrogen vehicles in an article on The Conversation website.  What are your views?   Why battery-powered vehicles … Continue reading Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

Important new effort in Germany to produce hydrogen from renewables

The potential for the greater use of hydrogen is great and gets little enough attention. It is encouraging to read about a new network of companies and research institutions in Germany that are working together to produce what they call green hydrogen. Robin Whitlock explains on the renewablenergymagazine website.   Panorama - German network aims … Continue reading Important new effort in Germany to produce hydrogen from renewables

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

Automakers are increasingly betting on hydrogen

  While EiD has recently had articles on recent developments in the use of hydrogen, it is an approach that hopefully will see more developments because of the need for us to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for transport. Lawrence Ulrich writes in the New York Times about more developments and how automakers are … Continue reading Automakers are increasingly betting on hydrogen

Development in hydrogen trams

While there are developments in hydrogen vehicles, there are also major developments on hydrogen trams. The sonnenseite.com website describes latest developments in China.   World's first hydrogen tram rolls off assembly line in Qingdao World's first hydrogen-powered tramcar rolled off the assembly line in Qingdao on March 19, 2015. The new tram is the only … Continue reading Development in hydrogen trams