Category: Hydrogen

Super-efficient solar-powered catalyst boosts hopes for hydrogen fuel

After decades of research, scientists have managed to separate hydrogen from water with near perfect efficiency using a light-activated catalyst. Chemist Kazunari Domen and his colleagues fine-tuned the prototype system so that almost no energy from the absorbed photons is wasted — throwing open the door to producing clean, green hydrogen fuel from renewable solar energy.

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Alstom reports on the successful trial of the world’s first two hydrogen trains


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After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018…

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Germany will not be receiving the Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV)

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The Hyundai Nexo is a special electric car. Electrical energy is generated in his fuel cell while driving. This requires hydrogen and oxygen. A promising, clean drive technology that unfortunately has no future in Germany – at least not in the car.

Lighter, more range and quickly refueled. There are good reasons to choose the combination of fuel cell and hydrogen in the car. Unfortunately, good reasons are not enough for market success…

Analysts BloombergNEF foresees EV sales to accelerate in the years ahead; to account for 58% of new passenger car sales globally by 2040

Bloomberg’s Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 »

Sales of electric passenger vehicles are forecast to fall 18% in 2020, to 1.7 million worldwide – with the coronavirus crisis interrupting ten successive years of strong growth. However, sales of combustion engine cars are set to drop even faster this year (by 23%), and the long-term electrification of transport is projected to accelerate in the years ahead.

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South Korea plans to go ahead with the world’s first hydrogen mobility energy show this July

The show is being organized by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) and will be held at the KINTEX exhibition hall, north of Seoul, from July 1-3, 2020. Sponsors of the event include Hyundai and Kia.

Korea is keen to foster hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles and other hydrogen-related businesses as future growth drivers.

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