ALL ABOUT HYDROGEN BATTERIES

 

HYDROGEN UNIVERSAL FUEL CELL BATTERIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ZERO EMISSION TRANSPORT

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Hydrogen powered electric buses are becoming very popular. With exchange refuelling using high pressure gas cartridges, or liquid hydrogen cartridges, coaches and trucks might have unlimited ranges. This is sure to be a topic of discussion at the forthcoming World Hydrogen Congress in Paris, 22 September 2020.

 

 

Hydrogen Batteries are a realistic prospect on the not too distant horizon, provided that the political will remains high on the agendas of the EU, G20 and United Nations.

 

The importance of future proofing the automotive industry against competing energy formats cannot be overstated, as demonstrated by the recent challenge by Nikola, versus the Tesla lithium battery semi.

 

Our system offers the advantages of the Nikola and Tesla trucks, with the added value that if these amazing vehicles were compatible, they might use either hydrogen fuel cells or lithium batteries.

 

There are of course advantages to both systems, that will change as lithium and cobalt become harder to source.

 

Investment in this concept is needed for 3 stage development, taking concept to prototype. Funding might be by way of a mix of grants, private equity investment, and partnerships. Potentially including crowd funding or donations.

 

 

WHAT IS A HYDROGEN BATTERY ?

 

A hydrogen battery is an energy cartridge that is compatible with the Universal battery cartridge theme, designed to service any suitable electrically propelled vehicle, including buses, cars, vans, and long haul trucks.

 

Hydrogen cartridges can contain gas at 700 bar, or liquid hydrogen in combination with a matched bank of fuel cells. The gas version will give 270+ miles per exchange in a typical family car, like the Toyota Mirai. It is anticipated that a liquid hydrogen version will have a significantly longer range of around 470 miles.

 

The safety cartridges are stackable for vans and trucks, offering 1,000 mile ranges on long haul vehicles using the high-pressure gas example and and 1,750 mile ranges on liquid hydrogen. Please note that these are only estimates until the concept is proven.

 

Cartridge exchanges take just a couple of minutes at dedicated rapid, smart service stations. Spent cartridges are refilled automatically, cyclically, with hydrogen and stored until requested by other vehicles passing through the station forecourt.

 

The system provides additional storage for mismatched load-levelling of solar and wind generated electricity in remote regions, for use in cities in other regions. The service stations can return electricity to the grid when demand requires.

 

The proposed system is compatible with Pay As You Drive (PAYD) technology. This makes the purchase price of an EV much lower than other systems. You pay for energy and cartridge depreciation at every fill up.

 

 

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

 

The concept is set to disrupt much of the automotive world, mainly those who fail to react in sufficient time to move with the times.

 

Oil companies that produce diesel and petroleum are set to have a reducing market as the EU and other States wind down sales of ICE vehicles, in favour of a change to zero emission electric vehicles.

 

There is likely to be a period of cheap oil as Saudi Arabia and Russia vie to capitalize on their fossil fuel reserves, but ultimately, diversification is where efforts are most likely to reap rewards in the long term, as hydrogen becomes competitive price wise and compatible with conventional battery technology.

 

 

 

 

WORLD HYDROGEN CONGRESS 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

The World Hydrogen Congress is the leading annual meeting place for senior executives working in the field of hydrogen production, transportation, distribution, storage, policy and end use applications.

 

The global energy markets are in transition led by the technological disruption of renewable energy power, digital technologies and the need to decarbonize the power generation, mobility and heat energy markets in the face of the rapidly evolving climate change reality. Hydrogen is a rapidly growing solution to decarbonizing power generation, energy storage, cost efficient drive-trains and most especially; industrial heat markets.

 

 

 

APRIL 2020 - China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model.

 

Companies engaged in the production of batteries and components for electric vehicles (EVs) are enjoying a bull run in China, as they hitch a ride with the first Tesla electric car to roll off the company’s Shanghai assembly. A series of events leading up to the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 in April 2020 fuelled investors’ interest in Chinese parts suppliers, including the companies that build charging stations, and even the miners of the lithium used in battery packs. As hydrogen begins to look like an attractive alternative to conventional batteries, OEMs that opt for hydrogen compatible platforms will not have to choose between energy mediums, if they are of the proposed Universal design.

 

 

TRANSPORT

 

If we want a practical solution for the next 50 years, to begin within the next 10 years, hydrogen has many obstacles to overcome, where battery exchange recharging by swapping packs is already making headway in China and India, and is sure to become more popular as a way of instantly recharging EV's and also load levelling generation from solar and wind electricity. One potential solution under development is a Dual Fuel service station where energy packs can include hydrogen as the storage medium. With such a system, instead of competing with batteries, hydrogen interests can work alongside battery concerns to build a comprehensive transport infrastructure.

 

 

A - Z INDEX OF SPONSORS AND ASSOCIATES

 

AeH2 

Spanish Hydrogen Association

Spanish hydrogen association

AFRY AF Poyry

Engineering design advising on infrastructure & energy

AFRY AF Poyry

Cadent 

UK Gas supply network

Cadent UK gas supply network

CHBC

California Hydrogen Business Council

California Hydrogen Business Council

Cefic

European Chemical Industry Council

European Chemical Industry Council

ENGIE storengy

Gas supply, marketing & consultancy

ENGIE storenegy

Eurogas

European Gas Association

European Gas Association

GIE 

Gas Infrastructure Europe

Gas Infrastructure Europe

H2Platform 

Oo Weg Met Waterstof

H2 platform Op Weg Met Waterstof

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

European

European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

Hydrox Holdings Ltd

Membraneless alkaline electrolyser

Hydrox Holdings Limited

ICLEI 

International Council Local Environmental Initiatives

International Council Local Government Environmental Initiatives

IRU 

International Road Transport Union

International Road Transport Union

LowCVP

UK low carbon partnership for cleaner vehicles & fuels

Low carbon vehicle partnership

McPhy 

Electrolyzers and hydrogen refueling stations

McPhy hydrogen electrolyzers and refueling stations

Navigant 

Global energy infrastructure management (Guidehouse) 

Navigant global energy infrastructure

PLAGAZI

Waste management & recycling to hydrogen

PLAZGAZI

RIZBA 

Regional Pomeranian Chamber Commerce

Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce

RHA Renewable Hydrogen Alliance

Renewable energy to supplant fossil fuels

Renewable energy hydrogen alliance

SGMF 2020 sea change 

Society For Gas as a Marine Fuel

Society for hydrogen gas at sea marine fuel

Snam

Energy infrastructure and security

SNAM energy infrastructure and security

Smart Energy

Gold sponsor - Swiss renewable energy investments

Smart Energy

Swedish Hydrogen Development Center

Sweden

TechnipFMC

Offshore and subsea production

Technip FMC offshore and subsea production

Total

Energy company

Total energy company

Uniper

International energy company

Uniper

VATGAS SVERIGE 

Hydrogen Sweden

Swedish hydrogen society Vatga Sveridge

Worley

Energy, chemicals, resources

Worley Parsons

Zukunft ERDGAS

Natural gas association (not for profit)

Zukunft ERDGAS gas association

 

 

A - Z INDEX OF SPONSORS AND ASSOCIATES

 

AeH2 

Spanish Hydrogen Association

Spanish hydrogen association

AFRY AF Poyry

Engineering design advising on infrastructure & energy

AFRY AF Poyry

Cadent 

UK Gas supply network

Cadent UK gas supply network

CHBC

California Hydrogen Business Council

California Hydrogen Business Council

Cefic

European Chemical Industry Council

European Chemical Industry Council

ENGIE storengy

Gas supply, marketing & consultancy

ENGIE storenegy

Eurogas

European Gas Association

European Gas Association

GIE 

Gas Infrastructure Europe

Gas Infrastructure Europe

H2Platform 

Oo Weg Met Waterstof

H2 platform Op Weg Met Waterstof

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

European

European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

Hydrox Holdings Ltd

Membraneless alkaline electrolyser

Hydrox Holdings Limited

ICLEI 

International Council Local Environmental Initiatives

International Council Local Government Environmental Initiatives

IRU 

International Road Transport Union

International Road Transport Union

LowCVP

UK low carbon partnership for cleaner vehicles & fuels

Low carbon vehicle partnership

McPhy 

Electrolyzers and hydrogen refueling stations

McPhy hydrogen electrolyzers and refueling stations

Navigant 

Global energy infrastructure management (Guidehouse) 

Navigant global energy infrastructure

PLAGAZI

Waste management & recycling to hydrogen

PLAZGAZI

RIZBA 

Regional Pomeranian Chamber Commerce

Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce

RHA Renewable Hydrogen Alliance

Renewable energy to supplant fossil fuels

Renewable energy hydrogen alliance

SGMF 2020 sea change 

Society For Gas as a Marine Fuel

Society for hydrogen gas at sea marine fuel

Snam

Energy infrastructure and security

SNAM energy infrastructure and security

Smart Energy

Gold sponsor - Swiss renewable energy investments

Smart Energy

Swedish Hydrogen Development Center

Sweden

TechnipFMC

Offshore and subsea production

Technip FMC offshore and subsea production

Total

Energy company

Total energy company

Uniper

International energy company

Uniper

VATGAS SVERIGE 

Hydrogen Sweden

Swedish hydrogen society Vatga Sveridge

Worley

Energy, chemicals, resources

Worley Parsons

Zukunft ERDGAS

Natural gas association (not for profit)

Zukunft ERDGAS gas association

 

 

 

The Saxon Bullet is a current project that the Team, (Jake, Glen, Cleaner Ocean Foundation and Climate Change Trust) are looking to fund. The first stage in to complete the bodywork and interior trim. The next stage is to fit a hydrogen/fuel cell energy cartridge.

 

 

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