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Preparing for the Hydrogen Economy

By | Australia, News, Research News | No Comments January 11, 2020 | 3 min read January 11, 2020 | 3 min read
  • Key step taken for hydrogen-fuelled future

University of Sydney–In a world first, University of Sydney researchers have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of steels. When hydrogen moves into steel, it makes the metal become brittle, leading to catastrophic failures. This has been one of the major challenges in moving towards a greener, hydrogen-fuelled future, where steel tanks and pipelines are essential components that must be able to survive in pure hydrogen environments.

Hydrogen Refuelling Now Five Times Faster

By | News, Research News | No Comments January 7, 2020 | 4 min read January 7, 2020 | 4 min read
  • Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht develop a new concept

Hydrogen is a clean fuel for vehicles, but storing hydrogen still faces many challenges. Material researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) are developing hydrogen storage systems based on light metal hydrides. They have now published a new concept in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports, by which these systems can for the first time be refilled five times faster at a working temperature of less than 180 degrees.

NTU Singapore Scientists Convert Plastics into Useful Chemicals for Fuel Cells Using Sunlight

By | Korea, News, Research News | No Comments December 15, 2019 | 5 min read December 15, 2019 | 5 min read

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight.

In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light energy and convert the dissolved plastics into formic acid – a chemical used in fuel cells to produce electricity.

Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER) at the University of Groningen to Investigate Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Hydrogen

By | Europe, News, Research News | No Comments December 15, 2019 | 4 min read December 15, 2019 | 4 min read
  • Machiel Mulder to investigate the economic feasibility of sustainable hydrogen
  • Subsidies awarded by NWO and GasTerra/New Energy Coalition

In the Climate Agreement, hydrogen plays an important role in our efforts to make our heat supply, transport and industrial processes more sustainable.

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