| How Feasible Is a Zero-Carbon Steel Industry?
Considering the highly ambitious GHG reduction targets that both the German government and the European Union have announced for 2050, it seems hardly enough to transform only the electric power market. Each part of the economy must see dramatic changes if the goal is a zero-carbon future. This also includes the steel industry, which produces … Read more
| GrInHy – Sunfire Tests RSOC in Salzgitter
Even if renewable hydrogen is not yet economically viable, there have been some demonstration projects to test its general suitability outside simulated environments. One of these research endeavors is the EU’s GrInHy, in which a consortium made up of eight companies based in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Finland and Spain have been working together … Read more
| H21 – Leeds Tests Switch to Hydrogen
In the 1960s and 1970s, the UK put in enormous efforts to replace the ubiquitous town gas with natural gas supplies. The former, manufactured locally, contained more than 50 percent hydrogen. The proportion dropped to zero once the network was converted and about 40 million appliances were adapted for natural gas, delivered from the country’s … Read more
| Increased Efficiency of Hydrogen Fueling Stations
A new technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could significantly lower the cost of building new hydrogen fueling stations as well as expanding the fueling capacity of existing ones. The new method could reduce the need for expensive equipment and help bring down the cost of station upgrades by re-tasking … Read more
| Canada, the Industry’s New Benchmark
Canada has been the biggest driver of a commercial hydrogen and fuel cell market over the past 30 years. It has come as far as it has without political pressure to invent new technologies to protect the climate and the environment, provide security of supply or create jobs and stimulate growth. Early on, hydrogen and … Read more
| Bipolar Plates: the Backbone of Fuel Cell Stacks
Bipolar plates are core components of PEM fuel cells. They control not only hydrogen and air supply but also the release of water vapor, along with heat and electrical energy. Their flow field design has a major impact on the efficiency of the entire unit. Plates can come in several sizes and can be manufactured … Read more
| Cost-Effective Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Launched in January 2017, INN-BALANCE, a project co-funded by the European Union’s FCH 2 JU public-private partnership, intends to seek out Innovative Cost Improvements for Balance of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems. The objective is to enhance the design of production-ready balance of plant and fuel cell components … Read more
| Electric Minicar for EUR 10,000
Reservation lists have been popular with electric vehicle pioneers – look no further than Tesla’s Elon Musk – and Günther Schuh, a professor and manufacturing expert, is no exception. Before he designed his urban car called e.GO Life, he had built electric vans for Deutsche Post, Germany’s largest provider of mail and shipping services. Now, … Read more
| Dibenzyltoluene: The Future of Hydrogen Storage
Over the past years, Erlangen, in the German state of Bavaria, has become known as the world’s epicenter of LOHC research. It was here that Wolfgang Arlt, a professor at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, conducted his initial experiments on carbazole and other LOHCs, short for liquid organic hydrogen carriers, in 2011. The city is … Read more
| China is More Open to Adopt Hydrogen
Using cartridges to store hydrogen may not be a new idea, but it is one that has never been successfully implemented – until now. Aaqius, a technology supplier based in Switzerland, has developed a unit called Stor-H, which is well on its way to becoming a viable option in several countries. The handy cartridge is … Read more
| Viessmann Offers Fuel Cell Retrofit
In April, Viessmann, a family-owned business based in Allendorf, Germany, started selling two new and improved generations of Vitovalor systems. PT2 is a whole-home solution for single-family and duplex houses. The space-saving unit has two components, a gas condensing boiler, integrated with a fuel cell, and a 220-liter tank, both with a matching height of … Read more
| Umwelt Arena Shows the Way to a Future Energy System
A completely energy-independent home: a vision that some customers feel has so far not been easy to implement. What could change their opinion is the world’s first-ever off-grid multifamily property in Brütten, near Zurich in Switzerland. Since 2016, it has provided tenants with on-site gas and electricity, for both apartments and vehicles. … Read more
| Massive Support for Residential Systems
A planned eco-friendly residential development in Bedburg near Cologne will see the installation of fuel cells to meet residents’ heating needs. In a collaborative project between the city, energy corporation RWE Power and manufacturer Viessmann, eight homes in Bedburg’s Königshoven district will be equipped with state-of-the-art heating units. … Read more
| ESI in New Housing Development
The repurposing of the old Fliegerhorst airbase in Oldenburg, Germany, offers the unique chance to develop a smart city concept that can later be applied to similar communities and cities across Germany and Europe. One part of the airbase, altogether 3.9 hectares, or 9.6 acres, has been designated a living laboratory … Read more
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