Hydrogen from the desert

When the German companies exited the Desertec Industrial Initiative in 2014, many had considered the project a failure. But the network has developed further – and will now also be visible again in Europe, as Dii Desert Energy. Is now when energy will come out of the desert? In 2009, the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) … Read more

Energy self-sufficiency with hydrogen

Decarbonizing the energy supply is essential if climate targets are to be met. The issue of gas and heating supplies has again become a focus of public concern, not least because of the ongoing gas supply crisis triggered by the conflict in Ukraine. In the near term, measures are being discussed that will save energy … Read more

Microbes for the clean energy transition

Microorganisms have many talents. Some of them produce hydrogen from sunlight or biomass, others produce electricity from hydrogen. With their help, metabolic processes from the earliest days of the planet could become an integral part of a modern energy economy. Blue-green algae do not have a good reputation. When they emerge in lakes visited by … Read more

Hydrogen production in Romania

While most countries in Western Europe laid out their strategies for hydrogen extraction some time ago, this southeastern member of the European Union has yet to take this step. Indeed the Romanian government isn’t planning to announce its hydrogen strategy until 2023. Huge potential exists for Romania to excel in the production of carbon-free hydrogen, … Read more

Green hydrogen from the northwest

The HyWays for Future project will boost efforts to ramp up renewable hydrogen production and use in northwestern Germany through a network of around 250 members. The aim of the initiative is to firmly embed sustainable hydrogen in the industry, energy supply and mobility sectors. Its initial focus will be on the deployment of hydrogen … Read more

SLRV – Light two-seater with fuel cell

The Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) was developed by the German aerospace center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) as part of the research project Next Generation Car (NGC). It addresses concerns about the safety of today’s lightweight microcars with the novel metal sandwich construction. This together with an innovative entry concept, highly efficient … Read more

British gigafactory

With the help of the British government, a large-scale factory to produce components for the hydrogen and fuel cell market is to be built in England. Johnson Matthey (JM) intends to erect this gigafactory, a cost of 80 million pounds, at its location in Royston. Earlier this year, the British technology company had set the … Read more

Rolling bearings for cryogenic hydrogen

Hydrogen cooled well below zero poses particular challenges to the components used, especially the moving ones. The ball bearings of submersible pumps for pumping cryogenic media are examples of such heavily burdened parts. That is why NSK, a company originated in Tokyo, has developed self-lubricating deep groove ball bearings that work without the need to … Read more

H-Tec Systems introduces scalable Hydrogen Cube System

At Hannover Messe 2022, the company H-Tec Systems, from Augsburg, introduced the Hydrogen Cube System (HCS) to a wide audience. The HCS generates green hydrogen via PEM electrolysis. The modular system is suitable for use in large multi-MW electrolysis plants within the energy-intensive manufacturing and chemical industries or to store surplus wind power. The Cubes … Read more