Making things cleaner
Hydrogen can be used to power internal combustion engines or make electricity via fuel cells, with the only emission (at the point of use) being water. By 2050, it could provide 25% of global energy and slash the pollution caused by transport. Composites hold the key to this greener future. Less energy-dense than hydrocarbon alternatives, hydrogen must be stored at 700 bar or 10,000 psi. With their extraordinary strength to weight characteristics, composites can take the pressure while keeping mass low – making gas powered cars, buses, trucks, trains, planes and ships possible. And, if we use composite off-shore turbines to make ‘green hydrogen’, we can cut emissions further still.
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