The U.K. government announced ?28 million ($36.47 million) in funding on Tuesday for five projects focused on hydrogen production.
The funding is part of a ?90 million package which in turn comes from a ?500 million innovation fund. The Hydrogen Supply program, as it’s known, will focus on five “demonstration phase projects.”
These include what the government described as two “low carbon hydrogen production plants,” one in the northwest of England and the other near Aberdeen, Scotland. There will be also be a scheme looking to use offshore wind power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.
The EU has described hydrogen as an energy carrier with “great potential for clean, efficient power in stationary, portable and transport applications.”
One of the benefits of using hydrogen fuel cells is that the only by-products are water vapor and warm air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center.
When it comes to real-world applications, hydrogen buses have been deployed in London, while European railway manufacturer Alstom launched what it described as the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train in 2018.
Major automobile manufacturers that have released hydrogen fuel cell models include Toyota and Honda.
[출처] CNBC, 2020.02.18