Hydrogen fuel cells are most well-known as a way to power zero-emissions vehicles. While fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a promising and growing field, they’re not the only use case for these technologies. Fuel cells can also provide portable energy storage.
Hydrogen fuel cells could be potential game-changers in the transition to renewable energy as the world fights climate change. While industry leader Elon Musk — CEO of Tesla and SpaceX — was quick to dismiss the use of hydrogen as an energy storage tool, many other influential leaders believe hydrogen fuel cells could play a significant role in the future.
The green movement is influencing global energy production. Humanity relies on electronics to manage their health, time and safety. Diversifying electricity sources can optimize the global energy grid.
Countries are establishing sustainability regulations to decarbonize their energy sectors. Governments are reducing emissions by using fewer fossil fuels. Regions may maintain sufficient energy supplies by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.
Any new technology raises concerns as it gains popularity, and fuel cells are no different. While their potential as a vehicle power source is clear, some people worry about their safety. After all, using hydrogen as a fuel can bring to mind images of the Hindenburg disaster.
On June 7th, Fuel Cells Works attended Hyzon’s Analyst and Investor day in Groningen, the Netherlands along with a respectable number of analysts and investors. The event allowed analysts and investors to hear from the Hyzon management team on what it is doing to stay on track with building out its operations and securing supplies of hydrogen. Attendees also were able to talk with the upper management team, and, perhaps best of all, the event allowed them to take part in a private ride and drive event of a bona fide Hyzon Class 8 truck that is as real and tangible as any Kenworth or Peterbilt (just with the major advantage of Hyzon’s truck producing only water vapor for its emissions).
Without any doubt, the best place to have been on June 4th was in Assen, the Netherlands at the Bonte Wever Hotel where the 2021-2022 H2GP season was brought to a positive conclusion with a sprinkling of surprises! Oakwood High School’s Pink team secured first place with its car completing over 1,300 laps in six hours!
The 2021-2022 H2GP season has been nothing less than sensational. Despite Covid-19 and a number of students graduating from high school students, teachers, and the whole Horizon Educational team rallied, and in so doing pulled off the best H2GP season so far. Now we are less than a week away from the H2GP World Finals which will be held in Assen, Netherlands on 06.04.2022!
Throughout history, natural disasters — excessive heat, flooding, wildfires, massive storms, etc. — have had severe implications on everything from the environment to human health and the economy. Within the past 50 years, there were approximately 11,000 weather-related disasters driven by climate change, accounting for 2 million fatalities and $3.64 trillion in losses.
Fossil fuels have accounted for 90% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide since 1900. Additionally, about 78% were derived from fossil fuel combustion and industrial operations between 1970 and 2011.