Hyundai ix35 Hydrogen FCEV helps kick off EcoIslands Global Summit

The Hyundai ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell has helped kick off the EcoIslands Summit on the Isle of Wight promoting renewable energy for Islands.

Photo of Hyundai ix35 Hydrogen FCEV

Maybe, now more and more car makers and suppliers are starting to lose interest in BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles), we can look properly to future prospects for an energy source for powering the world’s cars? And none, short of cold fusion becoming a reality, offers more promise than Hydrogen, the most plentiful element in the universe.

The EcoIslands Global Summit on the Isle of Wight is promoting all things ‘Green’, and even though some of their stuff is more wish-list than reality they have a sensible aim of making Islands self-sufficient in power through Tidal Energy, energy from waste, Geothermal energy and hydrogen.

The Hydrogen part is perhaps most interesting, as it’s the element of the IoW’s plans that could lead to much of the Island’s transport running on hydrogen.

EcoIslands is working with ITM Power to provide hydrogen refuelling for the IoW in a way that could actually be rolled out anywhere there’s a demand; not just on IoW.

ITM Power have produced hydrogen power units that can be used at home and bigger units for public and fleet use. The units produce hydrogen from water using electricity and store it for fuel. The smaller units can be used at home – where they could also power the home – and larger units can be rolled in to place as a regular container-sized units to deliver hydrogen where there’s a demand – an almost instant hydrogen refuelling system.

Hyundai managed to get in on the EcoIslands summit with a nice plug for their hydrogen-powered ix35 FCEV, enlisting Quentin Wilson to drive from the Midlands to the Isle of White in the ix35 FCEV (neatly demonstrating a range comparable to an ICE car), picking keynote speaker John Hayes, Minister of State for Energy, up en-route.

A nice bit of PR for Hyundai, the Isle of Wight, EcoIsland and ITM Power’s very clever hydrogen energy systems.

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    We Need Partnership, Fund Or Buyer! Braekthrough the Science !

    We got cheap HYDROGEN and DEVICE . The main goal of research is creation of cheap hydrogen production technology by cavitation-electrolysis method. Given method differs from existed electrolysis technologies mainly with using of cavitaion. Cavitation phenomenon is interesting by itself with diversity, contradictive and amazing discoveries. The main goal of research is development of cheap hydrogen production experimental device and technology demonstration, with investigation of further commercialization conditions. Objectives of Research are: 1) Development and working out of theoretical model. 2) Experimental investigation and working out of technology. 3) Research of conditions for the further commercialization of technology. We developed absolutly new aproach for electrolysis: cavitation electrolysis method. Our aproch is based on the investigation of fudamantla properties of water, investigation of hydrogen bodning in water and its effects on water propertis, investigation of cavitation effects on water fundamental propertis and its usage for electrolysis. Our aproach is comletly different from todays main direction of investigation for electrolysis. We think that the results of our investigation make breakthrough for electrolysis theory and experiment. our device is significatly cheaper for contermprorary electrolyzers and consums significatly less energy. Development of this technology significantly increas the competetivness of water electrulysis hydrogen over other hydrogen production technologies. The developed technology will search for ways for comercialisation in the main industrial countries. As We expected, the device of 10 times will be cheaper than, other devices and will consume in 2 times of less energy. Thus this technology can be commercialized as electrolytic hydrogen producing units for a vehicle of a fuel element. The estimation of possibilities of sale for electrolyzer needs the further research. Our rate of 3.5 kWh / Nm3, is 40% lower than the rate I used. 30.7 kWh/lb, referred to the ProtonEnergy System C30 model, which is 5.8 kWh /Nm3 (0 deg. C, 1 bar). Our supplied an efficiency and a capital cost, but one also needs the unit’s throughput rate to be able to play with the numbers.

    Based on the 3.5 kWh / Nm3 or 18.55 kW-hr / lb of H2, conversion rate, then my numbers above would change to the following:

    * MMlb of H2 per day becomes, 4.3 MMlb of H2 per day

    1. MMSCFD of H2 becomes, 828 MMSCFD of H2

    The relative to the ’07 US market figure, goes from 17% to 26%
    * million GGE of H2 becomes, 3.92 million GGE of H2

    And the variable cost drops from $1.01 – $1.35 per GGE of H2, to: $0.61 – $0.82
    and it’s MINIMUM.
    We are looking for partners, buyer or fund
    . . In case we became a partners we mentioned that best direction of our business is to produce hydrogen fuel stations for cars and sell them – by price 1 station per 100 000 $ – revenues from 1 station is near 75 000 $ ( the station is both the factory of hydrogen and station for refiling cars together).


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