Urban developers are adopting smart technologies to meet environmental and safety demands. Cities can improve residents’ health and well-being by powering smart devices with emission-free electricity. Transitioning away from fossil fuels requires significant grid alterations.
In 2019, 42 million commercial flights took to the air, carrying upwards of 4.5 billion passengers worldwide. That breaks down to an average of 115,000 flights every day. These flights rely on fossil fuels and contribute to global CO2 emissions. The aviation industry produces 2-3% of the world’s carbon emissions.
Space agencies are no stranger to hydrogen as a fuel or propellant. The Centaur and Apollo launches and even the space shuttle relied on liquid hydrogen to carry them into orbit. The average launch would burn more than 500,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen, losing another 239,000 gallons in boil-off and transfer.
04.06.2022 was an exciting day in Sacramento, California thanks to the California Fuel Cell Partnership hosting a “Hydrogen Village Day.” The event was attended by many of the leading companies in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry including Bloom Energy, Hyundai, Hyzon, Symbio, and Toyota.
Despite a growing wave of interest in alternative fuel vehicles, like EVs, hydrogen fuel cell cars are often left out of important conversations on fueling, maintenance and repair. As a result, many owners have been left to wonder — if my vehicle breaks down, will roadside assistance be able to help me?
Fuel cell technology has gained appeal as the world has become more concerned with sustainability. New possibilities have emerged with more research. Scientists keep finding new ways to power fuel cells, even moving beyond hydrogen.
It is hard to imagine a more challenging and rewarding path for a team of high school students to take than to enter into the H2GP competition, and it is equally difficult to find a more positive source of constant awe than watching any of the H2GP competitions.
The green revolution is influencing low-impact energy production projects. Nuclear and hydrogen are being researched for their sustainable use and potential as sustainable fuels.
After both of the H2GP California Regional matches on 02.26.2022 and 03.05.2022 your correspondent sat down and did a quick Q&A session with the top six teams, plus one team who qualified for the California State Finals and deserves an honorable mention.
Hydrogen has the potential to make transportation cleaner and more efficient. However, as promising as it is, its distribution raises several challenges.