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Renewable Roundup: Europe goes big on hydrogen

We have looked at applications of hydrogen, and specific projects. Here is an analysis of the entire European Union hydrogen market through 2030.  The problem, as with many technologies, is reducing costs to be competitive with fossil fuels. By Mokurai But there are applications where that is not necessary. When renewable energy is overproduced in […]

June 23rd

Renewable Roundup: Hydrogen fuel cells verses batteries in Australia

Despite the political hooraw about renewables in Australia, the people and the private sector are charging [sic] ahead. One can argue about batteries or fuel cells for vehicles of various sorts, or one can treat them as complementary technologies, with different strengths for different applications. (As also for Renewable Natural Gas [sic] from landfills and such.) We also […]

June 21st

Chief Scientist of Australia: we need to transform our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’

I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy. Each lane is restricted to trucks that carry one of the world’s seven large-scale sources of primary energy: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar and wind. By Alan Finkel, Office of the Chief Scientist The Conversation Our current energy security comes […]

February 22nd

Hydrogen fuel cells powering the next generation of Hyundai EVs?

The see-saw, up-and-down race to replace fossil hydrogen fuel with renewable hydrogen just got a little more interesting thanks to Hyundai, which is apparently competing with Toyota for the fuel cell vehicle crown. Hyundai just inked a fossil-hydrogen deal in South Korea, but meanwhile, with the other hand, it also John Hancocked a green H2 […]

February 19th

New Hampshire could kick off renewable hydrogen revolution

With all eyes on the great state of New Hampshire this week, naturally the topic turns to hydrogen, and Utah, where a company called Q Hydrogen has developed a system for producing renewable hydrogen, which it is transplanting to a former paper mill located in the village of Groveton, in New Hampshire. The operation is […]

February 11th

Hydrogen in, natural gas out – $64 billion makes it official

Just a few years ago, a chorus of hee-haws would be expected to erupt whenever the topic turned to the hydrogen economy of the sparkling green future. Well, money talks. The US Department of Energy has been plowing research dollars into hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and the latest development is all about leveraging wind […]

February 6th

IEA urges more hydrogen fuel – can we make it with air and sunshine?

Leading up to the G20 conference in Japan this week, the International Energy Agency has released a new report that calls for a greater use of hydrogen to reduce atmospheric carbon emissions, especially in certain industries where electrification has been slow to catch on, such as ocean shipping, long-haul trucking, and the iron and steel industries. […]

June 19th

Sunday Train: Hydrogen may have a future on the rails

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was refueling his hydrogen fuel-cell car at one of the 50-plus refueling stations scattered around Germany when a Tesla driver, who was recharging his own car, approached. The man was excited to see a hydrogen-powered car in action, and was brimming with questions. Chatzimarkakis, who is secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, was happy to answer them, and […]

January 6th

NOT coming in 2019: The hydrogen economy

On February 6th of 2003, George W Bush gave a speech in which he touted the benefits of a hydrogen economy. Far from being farsighted or progressive, it may well have been one of the worst examples of greenwashing in our lifetime. The gist of the speech was that we should avoid raising fuel economy […]

January 2nd