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ITM Power Plc to Enter US Hydrogen Markets

UK-based hydrogen producer ITM Power will enter the US market with a suite of integrated electrolyzer products for a range of markets, including research facilities, manufacturing processes and clean fuel generation for hydrogen powered vehicles.

ITM Power electrolyzers deliver hydrogen at a pressure and quality appropriate to the application.

The electrolyzers generate hydrogen at purities of up to 99.9999% and dew points of down to -60 °C in order to meet the requirements of the associated hydrogen technology, whether it is a hydrogen fuel cell, a hydrogen engine, a hydrogen compressor, a hydrogen store (steel cylinder, composite tank or metal hydride system) or gas chromatography equipment.

Comments

Henry Gibson

If you use hydrogen produced by electrolysis in automobiles, you lose at least half the energy. Since most of the electricity in the US is produced from coal there is much more CO2 release than if diesel were used. Batteries are now sufficient for long enough range plug-in-hybrid cars and they can go the rest of the ocaasional longer distance on liquid fuels from oil with no delay. Compressing hydrogen also significantly increases the release of CO2 because of the electric energy used. ..HG..

Sanity Chk

Hydrogen is a great rocket fuel - but that is where consideration of it as a transportation fuel should stop.

Patrick Serfass

Not true folks. If you listen to all the auto manufacturers, yes, batteries are improving but you will still need something else besides just batteries to design a vehicle that will go over 100, 200, 300 miles, be able to efficiently travel at highway speeds and is larger than a small urban commuter. For example, at 300 mile range, batteries take up twice as much space and weigh twice as much as a hydrogen system--not ideal for vehicle design.

And hydrogen and batteries work best together? If you want a zero emission vehicle, you need hydrogen for long range and fast fueling and you need a battery to capture energy from braking and slowing down.

Here's a site I found that breaks down the efficiency part with real numbers: http://cleancaroptions.com/html/energy_efficiency.html

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