Governments and carmakers are pressing on with net-zero hydrogen fuel cells to power cars, buses, trains and even aircraft
The more I think about Hydrogen the less I see it being useful.Governments and carmakers are pressing on with net-zero hydrogen fuel cells to power cars, buses, trains and even aircraftwww.theguardian.com
Agree for city buses for sure. Should be mostly overhead cable with a battery to fill any gaps.Quite why buses et al cannot be supplied with electricity via overhead cables - trolleybuses - has not been explained. Batteries are necessary for off-piste routes, but not the majority of the time.
We don’t need hydrogen trains that’s dumb. It would be better to electricity the lines.
The main problem with both is capital cost and maintenance. For little used routes it's not cost effective, so some sort of independent power supply is 'better'. That could be hydrogen, battery or something else.Quite why buses et al cannot be supplied with electricity via overhead cables - trolleybuses - has not been explained.
AgreedGovernments will always support taxable fuels, this is IMO why hydrogen keeps appearing, Its easy as the dispensing mechanism is fixed. Electricity can be had from a house socket - so impossible to tell what its used for, and the real horror is home solar from a government POV, no central control, vehicles running on untaxed fuel
All sourced from Bamford - you do have to admire their media relations - I wonder how much they paid the BBC for thatThere is great piece on the BBC website here:
There are couple of great quotes in there:
"So hydrogen lost the head-on battle for the motor car."
and the slightly more far-fetched:
"...it looks as though a technology that lost its key battle against battery cars two decades ago will still find a place in the zero-carbon economy of tomorrow."
They're now calling it 'Blue Hydrogen'.You have an oil and gas industry desperate to stay relevent in the next 30 years time, voila the Hydrogen industry a technological solution looking for a problem to solve not that there is Government money available for a post pandemic green recovery
Growing a green gas giant: innovations in hydrogen production | The Engineer
Well if they take the red CO2 out of the brown gas they get blue H2 (think of your colour wheels ).They're now calling it 'Blue Hydrogen'.
Sounds lovely, doesn't it?
It's made from natural gas...