The Anonymous Widower

Hydrogen Is A Top Contender In The Race To Zero-Carbon

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Forbes.

It is written by influential academics at the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at the University of Houston, who make some strong points about hydrogen.

  • Hydrogen can’t by mined or extracted without a manufacturing process.
  • They are warm on electrolysis. Does the US have an electrolyser factory?
  • Hydrogen is ideal for medium trucks upwards.
  • Research into hydrogen deployment is needed.
  • I don’t think, that they’re impressed with Government response.
  • Although they do say that the European Commission’s plan with $75billion of funds to deploy the technology is ambitious.

But their strongest comments are reserved for a comparison between the heavy trucks of Tesla and Nikola.

July 24, 2020 - Posted by | Hydrogen | ,


  1. In the UK there is great potential for wind and tidal electricity generation. The tides are known to the hour 100 years into the future. The wind, not so. However both will need storage to get the best out of them. This is where grid battery storage and hydrogen come into play. The use electricity that would otherwise be wasted, and balance the grid.

    Hydrogen and batteries are just a part of the solution.

    Comment by John | July 26, 2020 | Reply

    • We could also build the world’s largest combined tidal/wind and energy storage system in the Severn Estuary, which could be built in conjunction with the inevitable flood barrier we will need in the area to counteract sea level rise from global warming.

      These were my ideas from a few years ago.

      There needs to be a new post to take into account modern developments.

      Comment by AnonW | July 26, 2020 | Reply

      • The Seven barrier needs to be built. It will also stop flooding upsteam as at low tide the Seven acts as a big fill basin.

        Similar with the Mersey estuary. Although an onshore dam needs to be built at Moreton to prevent Liverpool Bay water from running over the Wirral then into the Mersey at Ellesmere Port, bypassing a barrier. The existing rail embankments could be reinforced.

        Comment by John | July 26, 2020

  2. Comment by John | July 26, 2020 | Reply

    • Good video! Thanks!

      Comment by AnonW | July 26, 2020 | Reply

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