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What’s All the Buzz About Hydrogen! News and Views, Volume 50

News and Views, Volume 50 | What’s All the Buzz About Hydrogen!

By:  Daniel Peters (SI) and Thomas Pastor (HSB Global Inspection & Engineering Services)

What’s All the Buzz About Hydrogen! News and Views, Volume 50

A recent news story reported:

  • Hydrogen initiatives are accelerating globally.
  • 200+ large-scale projects have been announced across the value chain, with a total value exceeding $300 billion
  • 30+ countries have national hydrogen strategies in place, and public funding is growing

Anyone who is following climate change issues and the expansion of the use of renewable energy would have seen the subject hydrogen popping up all over the place. Just do a Google search using the following words “hydrogen renewable energy climate change” and dozens of links will be displayed promoting the use of green or renewable hydrogen, made from the electrolysis of water powered by solar or wind, as indispensable in achieving climate neutrality.

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News & View, Volume 46 | Hydrogen Fueling Structural Integrity into New Markets

News & Views, Volume 46 | Hydrogen Fueling Structural Integrity into New Markets

By:  Daniel Peters and Myles ParrNews & View, Volume 46 | Hydrogen Fueling Structural Integrity into New Markets

Energy sources that don’t have carbon emissions are rapidly developing in the country and around the world today.  The use of renewable energy sources such as wind, hydro, and solar is becoming increasingly common.  One area that is also changing is in the automotive arena.  The use of alternative fuels in the transportation sector, such as natural gas and hydrogen, has been under development for many years.  Natural gas is quite common today in the public transportation sector in many cities for fueling buses in cities. 

Development of hydrogen fuel cell automobiles increased significantly around the turn of the century and recently has gained increasing popularity.  Many hurdles have been considered and needed to be overcome to make this a practical reality.  Issues such as reliability of components used in cars, risks of fires due to leaks, and sources of hydrogen needed for those cars are just a few of them.

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