IBERCONAPPICE 2019, the Ibero-American Congress of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, will be held at the CIEMAT-Moncloa Campus, Complutense Avenue, 40 28040-Madrid, between October 23 and 25, 2019.
Call for Abstracts to Iberconappice 2019 opened
From April 1 to July 25th Abstracts may be submitted to Iberconappice 2019 in any of the following topics:
BT-Low temperature fuel cells
AT-High temperature fuel cells
MSN-Market analysis. Security. Normative
CPC-Marketing. Politics. Communication
Recently, and after an official visit of the Chinese government to Japan, where the authorities could learn about the operation of the Toyota Mirai, the leaders of the Asian country have decided to bet on the hydrogen fuel cell, they have been surprised by the rapid refueling achieved by this type of vehicle, as well as by its good autonomy.
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS: TSX: HYG) for US$15.00 per share in cash, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company, representing an enterprise value of approximately $290 million. Following the unanimous recommendation of the special committee of Hydrogenics Board of Directors, all non-interested directors of Hydrogenics have unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that Hydrogenics shareholders vote in favor of the transaction.
The objective is to decarbonize the economy, through an energy transition in which more and more actors fit; also as far as vehicles are concerned. That’s why the hydrogen car does not want to be left out. Not in vain, according to industry experts will be a leading element when decarbonizing mobility.
If you want an electric car, you’re not the only one. Either by necessity or ecology, in a future yet to be determined, we will have to move from fossil fuels as much as possible and migrate towards other alternatives. Is it electric? Will it be the fuel cell? At the moment we do not know for sure – although here we bet on hydrogen and the fuel cell.
Toyota is a promoter partner of the Spanish Hydrogen Association, AeH2, with the common objective of promoting the R & D of hydrogen fuel technologies as an energy vector. The descabornización of the transport has a referent in the Toyota Mirai, the first truck of stack of fuel manufactured in series in the world that already commercialises in Japan, and in some European countries like Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden or Norway, and that in Spain it will arrive in 2020.
The Hydrogen Aragon Foundation has gathered this week in Zaragoza to the main national researchers of the subject to share their knowledge and implement collaborations in R & D, a fundamental field to improve the competitiveness of companies or to give new opportunities for diversification. In the meeting, organized with the collaboration of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the main opportunities of this element, as well as fuel cells have been addressed.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…?
Did you know that Energy Transition Day has taken place? Sustainability in the Assembly Hall of CIEMAT organized by APPICE?
The presentation was given by the Director of the Department of Energy of CIEMAT, Mrs. María Luisa Castaño, who was accompanied by Mrs. Loreto Daza, President of APPICE and Head of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Group of the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC), and by Mr. Tomás González Ayuso, Head of the Fuel Cells and System Integration Unit of CIEMAT.
In Panel 1 of papers, Mrs. Loreto Daza spoke, with her conference entitled Sustainable Energy Consumption or Evacuation to Mars, and Mr. Ángel Martínez Martínez, Director of Programs at JALVASUB Engineering, with his Conference entitled Technological Challenges in the Transportation Sector.
In Panel 2 of papers took part Mrs. Begoña Ruiz de Gordejuela Hidalgo, Higher Chemical Engineer in Hydrogens of the Nervión by H2Planet, with his Conference entitled Contribution of the fuel cells to our life. Projects that are already a reality; Mr. José Manuel Fenollar, of MODULAB Arquitectura y Vivienda S.L., with his Conference titled Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Building; and finally, and closing the day, intervened Mr. Javier Brey Sánchez, CEO of H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies and Vice President of APPICE, with his conference entitled Hydrogen as a way to an energy transition.
According to controversial statements made recently by Sarah Maryssael, global manager of metals supply for batteries of Tesla, soon the industry could face a global shortage of key materials for the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, situation due to the little investment in mining, which does not correspond to the growing demand.
Thus, in the coming years there could be a shortage of nickel, copper and lithium in parallel with the increase in the sales figures of electric cars. This will result in an increase in the prices of minerals (remember that an electric car, for example, currently uses twice as much copper as a model with an internal combustion engine).
Hydrogen is a carrier of clean energy with multiple possible applications. However, this gas is highly flammable when mixed with air, so very efficient and fast sensors are needed to immediately detect a leak. Researchers from the Technological University of Chalmers (Sweden) have managed to develop a sensor that detects leaks in just one second, opening the way to the massive use of hydrogen-powered vehicles and other applications.
The professor of chemistry of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell David Ryan, has created a new way of driving electric vehicles by means of hydrogen that achieves that the autonomy of these is much greater, besides being a system that gains in security.
The idea is to create a more efficient way to make electric vehicles move, something for which Mr. Ryan uses water, carbon dioxide and metallic cobalt. Thanks to these three elements it manages to produce hydrogen gas on demand at a relatively low temperature and pressure.
Did you know that Air Liquide, Idex, STEP and Toyota create HysetCo to promote mobility based on hydrogen?
Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota have joined forces to promote the development of hydrogen-based mobility with a joint venture called HysetCo. It is the first in history dedicated to the development of mobility based on hydrogen in the Île-de-France region, in Paris.
This collaboration represents an unprecedented milestone in the promotion of a hydrogen-based society in France and in the development of Hype, the world’s first hydrogen-based, emission-free fleet. It is a project launched in 2015, during COP21 and that has fuel cell cabs in circulation in Paris and throughout the Île-de-France region.
HysetCo will facilitate the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their charging infrastructure in the Île-de-France region to reach the goal of 600 taxis by the end of 2020. Toyota will supply another 500 Mirai before the end of 2020, to Complete the existing fleet of 100 Hype vehicles.
This joint venture covers two activities: the distribution of hydrogen and the development of applications related to mobility. Within that ecosystem, each collaborator contributes his own knowledge. The entity’s mission is to promote the transition of the sector towards the elimination of emissions, with the aim of having ‘Taxis / VTC without emissions for the Olympic Games of Paris 2024’.
Transportation is one of the most important human needs. Nowadays, in our civilization it is so vital that we depend totally on it, both to move and to transport our resources, be it water, food, or any other basic need.
For this reason, it is logical to think that the automotive industry seeks to develop technologies that allow a better performance. It is expected that in the near future this economic sector will benefit enormously from nanotechnology and nanomaterials.
Global expectations of lower emissions and fuel savings are creating huge demands for lightweight, durable and low-cost materials to replace expensive metals and compounds, and nanotechnology can help meet those demands.
Scientists led by Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method to increase the reactivity of ultra-thin nanosheets, with only a few atoms of thickness, an advance that can make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper in the future.
The new method focuses on finding the right amount, to evaluate how much metal would be required for the fuel cell electrodes. The technique uses the forces on the surface of a metal to identify the ideal thickness of the electrode.
«Each material experiences a tension on the surface due to the breakdown of the crystalline symmetry of the material at the atomic level. We discovered a way to make these crystals ultrafine, thus decreasing the distance between the atoms and increasing the reactivity of the material, «says Chao Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University and one of the corresponding authors of the study.
Tuesday, July 9 2019
Technologies of the future to reduce car pollution
The European Union has legislated that, by the year 2040, cars with a combustion engine (gasoline or diesel) can not be registered. These will have to be replaced by electric ones one hundred percent and those of a hydrogen fuel cell to reduce the pollution of cars. The highways will have loading poles, which will allow charging the batteries in less than 10 minutes and gasoline cars will be a thing of the past.
Auto Quantino. It works with salt water. The electric models that are approaching
This car works with salt water and reaches 200 km of autonomy. Its batteries promise ten thousand hours of operation and generate 108 horsepower capable of launching the vehicle up to 200 km / h. Electric vehicles present two major problems: their price and the autonomy of their batteries. That is why the hand company Flowcell of Liechtenstein presented in 2016 to Quantico, a prototype car that works with salt water thanks to its flow batteries.
These are the 10 electric vehicles with greater autonomy
They are becoming more frequent on our roads, although there is still a very important group that does not fit the idea of buying an electric vehicle. There are some main drawbacks of this type of car, be it its high price, the absence of noise, the recharging network, the waiting time to replace the batteries and, especially, the autonomy.
¿Did you know that…?
Did you know that in 2030 hydrogen vehicles could be imposed on electric vehicles?
23-25 October 2019 CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain)
10-11 July 2019 Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
17-19 July 2019 Aveiro (Portugal)
18 July 2019 University of Birmingham (UK)
22-24 July 2019 Osaka (Japan)
22-24 July 2019 Osaka (Japan)
24-26 July 2019 Paris (France)
4-9 August 2019 Durban (South Africa)
QUIEN ES QUIEN
The Laboratory of Physics of Fluids belongs to the Department of Mathematics and Fluids Physics of the National University of Distance Education, and has as main lines of research combustion research, fuel cells and aerosols.
The objective is to raise awareness of the energy challenges faced by the land, aerospace and naval industry, and how new technologies, based on hydrogen and fuel cells, can respond to these challenges within the framework of a sustainable development. Efforts in research and innovation, as well as in technological development, are still necessary for its introduction into the market in a competitive manner.
On March 19, the Ministry of Public Works launched a strategic plan to encourage that, in Spanish airspace, there may be vigilant drones, taxi drivers or delivery drivers starting in 2035. The first step that the Administration has taken to «boost development» of the sector and place it in a leading position «is the approval of Royal Decree 1036/2017 that increases the number and types of activities that can be carried out with drones and gives greater capacity to operations. According to the calculations of the Ministry itself, in 2035, this sector will have a fleet of 51,400 drones for professional use (there are currently 4,200 in Spain), create 11,000 jobs and move about 1,220 million euros a year in revenue.
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The CIEMAT Fuel Cells and Systems Integration Unit focuses on the development and application of solid oxide (SOFC) and polymer electrolyte (PEMFC) fuel cells, through the study of basic aspects of electrocatalysis and electrochemical conversion of energy; the search for new materials for components, with special attention to the electrocatalyst; the design and construction of prototypes with incorporation of the developed components; and the integration of hydrogen and fuel cells in systems for energy conversion.
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