Hydrogen Tech Revolution, Hype Or Hope
UK And Germany Are Testing Multiple Modes Of Transport Powered By This Technology
Recently, there has been a huge hype regarding the hydrogen tech revolution, currently in which the United Kingdom leads the rest of the world. The use of this technology would provide clean jobs that would ultimately help the earth. It is yet to fully determine that the hype surrounding the hydrogen tech revolution would even help the planet, or it is just promotion for some time.
In this revolutionary technology, Hydrogen, the world’s lightest element, is being used to provide fuel and generate electricity to start the engine, with zero toxic emission into the surrounding atmosphere. The use of hydrogen fuel technology can help power boats, buses, trucks, vans, micro-taxis, and industrial-sized diggers.
New revolutionary technology
The hydrogen tech revolution is a long-awaited piece of technology that claims to provide zero-emission into the environment, as it could ultimately help repair and healing of the ozone layer. In 2000s, it was thought that Hydrogen would soon dominate the clean and eco-friendly automobile market. But due to certain issues, this hydrogen tech revolution never made it to the mainstream market around the world.
The first issue that caused the delay in this revolutionary technology was a new and improved infrastructure. Secondly, this hydrogen technology does not require high powered batteries that were not available at low rates, nor the batteries were advanced in technology. Due to these issues, the hydrogen tech revolution lost against rival motor cars.
But as there have been multiple advancements in the hydrogen tech revolution, it has come back in the frame to be used in multiple transportation pieces of equipment, industrialized machinery, and heating of certain products that require a large quantity of fuel.
Large heavy machinery that is used to provide tough work usually required large batteries whose sizes vary from one ton to five tones. But after the diesel engine is converted into a zero-emission hydrogen battery, the gas is lighter than air, and it only takes few minutes to completely fill the tank, which can provide continuous work for several hours.
Single and double story busses could also use this type of fuel to power their engines. Eighty double Decker busses that are powered by hydrogen gas have been ordered in the United Kingdom. To resolve the issue of charging, numerous hydrogen pumps would be installed on motorways by which long-distance drivers would have easy access to them. This same system of fuel providence could be used by Hydrogen-powered cars and automobiles containing hybrid batteries.
In the past, there was a growing fear that due to a few complications, the hydrogen tank that is installed in the automobile to store the gas could explode, resulting in life-threatening conditions. But the issue has now been addressed and completely resolved. In case the tank present inside the car is struck with blunt force, an automatic release mechanism is pre-installed in all tanks that leak the gas, reducing the chances of explosion.
Zero-emission high-level machinery testing
To provide an environment-friendly conditions across the earth, scientists and researchers are working towards hydrogen tech revolution that could provide multiple benefits over the usage of diesel and petrol. A test flight has been conducted in the United Kingdom that was powered by hydrogen gas, as Hydrogen could easily be stored at the airports.
Heavy machinery that consumes large amounts of fuel to work is training. Multiple testing is being done in Germany and the United Kingdom that would reduce the power efficiency of the engine along with reduces fuel consumption cost. To invest in this new and exciting project, 7 billion Euros have been used to bid for the project. The European Union is also looking forward to the success of this project.