Farming is one of the world’s most critical industries, but it’s far from sustainable. U.S. agriculture emitted 698 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses in 2018, accounting for 10.5% of all carbon emissions in the nation.
An Australian startup called H2X has revealed a zero-emissions pickup truck called the Warrego. The hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck will be the company’s first vehicle available for purchase. While H2X won’t mass-produce the Warrego, companies can buy up to five, and it represents a significant step for the electric vehicle market.
At a time when the electric vehicle (EV) conversation is going wonky and there is little definition to the path from our present emissions mess to achieving a zero emissions economy accurate information and perspectives are essential. This is why on 07.30.2021 Fuel Cells Works sat down with Aaron Fowles who is a member of the Mobility Communications team at Toyota North America to talk about EVs, Toyota, and the future.
- FuelCellsWorks Puts a supersonic red 2021 Mirai Limited fuel cell sedan to the test
Overview: The 2021 Mirai has all of the maturity that a car buyer could hope for in the second generation of a vehicle that is helping to bring about the zero-emissions revolution.
Liquid hydrogen is a clean-burning alternative to more conventional fuels — like diesel and gas — that could be a potential sustainable alternative for cars, boats, planes and similar vehicles.
When it comes to cars and trucks that are better for the environment, most people immediately think of Tesla or other companies that are churning out electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids that run partially or entirely on electricity and battery power. While these are a good option for those looking to shrink their carbon footprint or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, they aren’t the only technology out there that can reduce or eliminate the emissions generated by your daily commute.
There is an unfortunate perception presently with regard to the BEV (battery electric vehicle) being the superior path forward to reduce global emissions instead of the FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle). This perception can be clearly seen in a company like Volkswagen planning to eventually build only BEVs, and it can also be seen in the paltry amount of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road today.
The rise of eco-consumerism significantly impacts the automobile market. Since Tesla released the first widely distributed electric car, other companies began developing eco-friendly vehicle models as well. The development of low-environmental-impact technology supports current government endeavors.
President Biden established the Build Back Better policy, signifying our national commitment to clean energy production. The plan provides financial support for renewable energy research, device manufacturing and job development. Though solar has entered an industrial boom, its efficiency levels interfere with its ability to replace fossil fuels.
The past year increased eco-consumer rates, exposing residents’ excessive waste and emission generation patterns. Fortunately, environmental scientists and engineers developed green technology to lower a home’s carbon footprint. Adopting low-emission and energy-efficient devices can decrease a homeowner’s utility costs and help the environment.