Major transport players invest in hydrogen

Signal of change / Major transport players invest in hydrogen

By Carol Brighton / 14 Dec 2017

In a quiet mutiny, auto, mass transit, transport and more industries are seeking to abandon polluting energy sources and are investing in hydrogen fuel cells. One major player betting on the technology is Toyota France, by supporting a pioneering mission to showcase the potential of hydrogen: the round-the-world voyage of a state-of-the-art vessel, The Energy Observer, that powers itself by making its own hydrogen fuel on the go.

 

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SignalofChange: A pioneering mission by the @energy_observer aims to trial & demonstrate the potential of #hydrogen on a round-the-world journey in a state-of-art self fueling vessel. Tidewater Current | 2018 | Changing the Current to Power the Future https://t.co/ekk0HayynG

 

So what?

The hydrogen fuel is stored in tanks on the boat, rather than batteries, making the boat lighter than a solar-powered equivalent. Its voyage aims to show how widely hydrogen fuel cells can be applied, to power cars, homes and hotels as well as vessels. 

Not only is hydrogen light, but it is also more efficient than fossil fuels. The ability to produce it on-the-go presents a significant advantage over fossil-based fuels.

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Tidewater Current | 2018 | Changing the Current to Power the Future

Captained by a former offshore racer who once sailed for the the thrill of it, Victorien Erussard now feels compelled to sail for a cause: a commitment for our planet. He is accompanied by professional explorer, diver and film maker Jérôme Delafosse.

 

Carol Brighton on Twitter

CleanEnergy #SignalofChange: @ToyotaMotorCorp's New #Hydrogen Plant Will Create Energy from Cow Manure https://t.co/5qaoRLDoBy via @Futurism

 

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SignalofChange: #CarbonFree Shipping. Cie Maritime Belge's #hydrogen fueled ship emits zero GHG pollution. https://t.co/Hz13ICZH4P

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Costa Rica trials hydrogen bus https://t.co/EAgnxQ71ee



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