Energy demand increases with technological and social progress. Therefore, in an ever-expanding world, we must find energy sources and energy carriers that minimize environmental impact.
Renewable energies are inexhaustible and infinite, but depend on climatic conditions. In addition, there is a time lag between peak production and consumption hours. The solution is to store this energy in order to feed it into the grid when there is demand. However, traditional storage systems are not capable of storing so much energy for the time needed. That is where hydrogen comes in. Through water electrolysis, hydrogen is obtained, which can be stored and then used to produce energy.
For more demanding applications such as shipping, synthetic fuels based on green hydrogen or even ammonia synthesized with green hydrogen are being tested.
The use of hydrogen as an energy vector promotes self-consumption and reduces dependence on imported energy. It also contributes to the decarbonization of industry.
- HYDROGEN IN MOBILITY
The European automotive industry is committed to a technological shift towards electric vehicles. However, the replacement of the current car fleet with 100% electric-vehicles presents a multitude of problems and limitations. In addition to being accessible only to people with high incomes. To solve these problems, the implementation of hydrogen vehicles is proposed. Hydrogen can be used in various ways to propel a vehicle, generating electrical or mechanical energy. These vehicles combine the best of both worlds, being environmentally friendly and having superior travel ranges, in addition to similar charging times to current vehicles powered by fossil fuels.