The Anonymous Widower

The Weekend Read: Hydrogen And The Energy Transition

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

This is the introductory paragraph.

Researchers are now simulating how the energy transition can be as successful and cost-effective as possible. As part of the simulation, they are also calculating how much hydrogen will be needed and where it could come from. In Germany, a recent study by Fraunhofer ISE showed that the cost is so low that the nation could gift itself the energy transition as a Christmas present.

The last sentence is a very powerful statement.

The article makes these and many other points.

  • Hydrogen is ideal to produce process heat about five hundred degrees centigrade.
  • Hydrogen can be used to power some cars, trucks, trains, ships, and aircraft
  • In Germany ten million cars could be powered by hydrogen, as opposed to forty million by batteries.
  • Consumer choice will play a big part in how much hydrogen is needed.

It is very much a must-read article.

 

 

August 29, 2020 - Posted by | Hydrogen |

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