Frequently asked questions
What do we need to produce Green Hydrogen?
Pure water and clean electricity.
How and from where is the energy of the hydrogen extracted?
Hydrogen is a chemical element present, free in nature, very light and with a large amount of energy per unit mass. From the point of view of energy use, it allows to store large amounts of energy from any primary energy source. One of the most interesting methods to produce hydrogen is the electrolysis of water, a process by which, by means of electric current, the water molecule is dissociated and, in this way, to obtain hydrogen on the one hand, and oxygen on the other. In this way it is possible to store huge amounts of electrical energy in the form of hydrogen with high efficiency. The devices used to produce hydrogen by electrolysis are called electrolysers.
Is it a non-polluting energy?
The application of alternative energy sources such as solar or wind at its starting point guarantees its respect for the environment and blocks polluting emissions.
Besides being sustainable, is it economical?
Although at the present time the price of vehicles based on this technology is expensive, manufacturing companies emphasize that this will be reduced as progress is made in its implementation and commercialization. It serves as reference that with only 4 kg of hydrogen can circulate more than 500 km.
Is there a regulatory framework in this regard?
In addition to the aforementioned MAN, this is supported by the transposition of Directive 2014/94 / EU of the European Parliament, which obliges Member States to set the implementation of an infrastructure for alternative fuels.
Is the use of hydrogen safe?
As much as any other fuel. In fact, hydrogen vehicles that are already marketed are approved and have passed all tests and safety tests.
What are the advantages of its use?
Hydrogen can be produced from various primary energy sources, which contributes to breaking the dependence on imported energy resources and, of course, the elimination of emissions associated with its use.
Is the use of hydrogen limited to transportation? What other practical use do you have?
The most widespread use is related to transport, but in several countries it is already used for domestic use, an example of which is its use in heating systems
What are the advantages of using hydrogen vehicles compared to other alternatives?
The use of hydrogen vehicles means shorter refueling time and greater autonomy, so with the right infrastructure, it can be a sustainable mode of transport for the future