Hydrogen – Energy of the future

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Industrial Air Conditioning, Industrial Refrigeration, News | 0 comments

The energy transition towards ecologically sustainable systems will make hydrogen a key player in the long-term energy landscape. Cosmotec is capable of providing solutions for industrial cooling and conditioning ideal for green hydrogen production.

The Energy of the Future

The European Union aims for decarbonization and reducing dependence on fossil fuels by 2050, making green hydrogen a crucial element in this energy transition.

The EU’s strategy includes increasing the share of green hydrogen in the energy mix from the current 2% to 13-14% by 2050, requiring the installation of 800 GW of electrolyzers powered mainly by renewable sources such as wind and solar.

Why has the EU chosen hydrogen?

Its ability to be a powerful energy carrier makes it an essential tool for storing energy from intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar parks.

In addition to being emission-free, hydrogen also has a very high energy density, higher than gasoline and lithium-ion batteries, making it an ecological substitute for fossil fuels used in transportation and energy generation, as well as an important raw material in the chemical industry.

 

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  • High energy density per unit mass
  • 150 times higher than lithium-ion batteries
  • Long-term storage capability
  • In various forms: gaseous, liquefied, and in solid carriers
  • Storage system safety
  • Guaranteed by new technological solutions allowing use up to 1000 bar of pressure
  • Lower costs
  • For the same transported energy, hydrogen costs an order of magnitude less than electrical lines
  • Short refueling times
  • For fuel cell vehicles compared to the long recharging times required by battery vehicles