I’m concerned. I follow a large number of UK and overseas university and energy related research institutes both on Twitter and directly. It helps keep me up to speed on what the latest research work is and where it’s going on.
Hydrogen has been closely associated with key aspects of the new energy transition for many years. Its properties as a storage medium and energy carrier make it a key point in any serious discussion about energy storage, and its consequent role in increasing renewable penetration in energy generation, transmission and distribution. Hydrogen fuel cells are also high on the agenda for expanding the number of light electric vehicles on the road.
Shell has opened a new hydrogen refuelling station in Buckinghamshire.
A consortium including energy giant Shell has won a multi-million pound government grant to improve use of hydrogen vehicles in the UK.
If a green ride-sharing service were to flourish anywhere it would be in Munich, where you can rent no-emission cars on just about any city-center street. And yet Linde AG is about to shut its two-year experiment with hydrogen.
Aberdeen has become home to the world’s first hydrogen-powered road sweeper.
Plans for the world’s first seagoing hydrogen ferry are taking shape in the Western Isles – fuelled by community-owned wind power.
A groundbreaking hydrogen project called Surf ‘N’ Turf has had its official launch in Orkney.
A group of firms will try to convert a Dutch power plant from gas to hydrogen.
New hydrogen technologies have been successfully installed at the Levenmouth Community Energy Project in Fife, Scotland.
Taxi driver Theo Ellis, the first person in Europe to drive Toyota Motor Corp.’s hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan for business, loves telling passengers about the technology that emits nothing but water.
Europe's oil capital has opened its second multimillion-pound hydrogen filling station along with the launch of a fleet of 10 green cars.
Norwegian renewables firm Nel has won a framework contract for the exclusive supply, construction and maintenance of hydrogen fueling stations in California.
A trio of Norwegian firms plan to create a "one stop shop" for environmentally friendly hydrogen solutions.
AFC Energy has struck a deal with Peel Environment Limited to assess the techno-economic feasibility of the UK's largest hydrogen fuel cell precinct.
A high-level agreement aimed at boosting Aberdeen’s hydrogen profile has been signed with a European-wide organisation.
An Aberdeen councillor will fly to Brussels to sign a high-level agreement with a European funding body to boost the city’s hydrogen profile.
Engineers are investigating whether batteries from electric cars parked at train stations could be used to provide power to the railways.
A breakthrough has been made in the development of clean hydrogen power, scientists believe. Researchers at the University of Bath and Yale University in the US have produced a new material for generating hydrogen from water - meaning it is less reliant on fossil fuels. The invention uses a newly designed molecular catalyst to split water in an electrolyser and create clean and storable hydrogen fuel. The research team are now in discussions with a number of energy companies about utilising this technology on a large scale and hope the breakthrough marks the start of contributing to providing the world with more sustainable fuels.