Hydrogen, the future of fuels


This issue is no longer new and is on the horizon a dispute between big names in the world of technology, especially major brands in the automotive sector. But who will avenge as the real alternative to fossil fuels, hydrogen or solar energy?

This research has evolved very quickly but time is pressing and there is a growing need to replace gasoline and diesel. The greener solution seems to be hydrogen, this will be one of the solutions to reduce CO2 emissions on the road. A European research project is in full swing to encourage the development of this technology.

There are many projects to make hydrogen a clean, cheap and virtually inexhaustible source of fuel.

Mercedes, like other car manufacturers, has already submitted fuel cell projects and vehicles. There are research teams that are evolving in the process of releasing hydrogen from seawater much more cheaply and efficiently than existing methods. However, this theme is not only found in the field of the automotive world, nor is it a pretension of the now.

There are currently only a few hundred hydrogen vehicles in Europe. For example, Denmark is making its way and is the first country with a national network of filling stations (there are 10 hydrogen stations strategically placed throughout the country).

The aim of the project is to create, in the next 2 years, approximately 50 hydrogen supply stations in Europe. The number of vehicles in circulation should also double, as hydrogen automobiles have many advantages.

“Driving is very smooth, the engine does not make noise, and in terms of advantages it is possible to maintain the combustion engine standards of a normal car. The tank takes between 3 and 6 minutes to fill, and has a range of 4 to 600 km”, said Tejs Laustsen Jensen, executive director of Hydrogen Denmark.

But this method will not be the only source of clean energy, the market is strongly positioned for other alternatives and there may even be a new concept of “hybrid” on the roads, although all energy sources are ecologically acceptable.

Looking to the future allows us to work out the idea so that in ten years’ time we can have hundreds of thousands of hydrogen cars on European roads.