Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology in Australia.
China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) appear to be making a comeback, but do they have a chance against the electric vehicle?
Hydrogen fuel cells are firing the imagination about the future of energy.
Ross Garnaut and CEFC are championing the use of hydrogen to turn Australia into a renewable energy powerhouse, and creating a “solar fuel” export industry that could match fossil fuels. But the Japanese seem more focused on hydrogen from brown coal.
CEFC’s Oliver Yates says solar-to-hydrogen fuels already cheaper than petrol in regional areas. He would like hydrogen refuelling network to follow NBN. All he needs is fuel cell vehicles.
So, have you heard the story of the boy who cried “fuel cell vehicle feasibility”?
Long planned and anticipated, the first production-version FCEVs are rolling out and more are on their way, but how clean are they?
New plans for hydrogen fuel show it may yet get its time in the sun. So why isn’t Australia getting in on the action?
There is a lot of focus on the ability of battery storage to shift peaks and store energy for hours, or even days. But energy systems with high renewables penetration will need longer term solutions – hydrogen, compressed air, pumped hydro are three technologies being looked at in Australia and elsewhere.