Supply and distribution of hydrogen as a fuel for consumer and commercial vehicle use has been a limiting factor in the adoption of this technology in the mainstream. These difficulties have led to sky high costs and have allowed plug in EV’s to fill the gap due to the robust electrical infrastructure in developed countries.
The CSIRO team working on the membrane technology that allows hydrogen fuel to be transported as ammonia. The CSIRO team working on the membrane technology that allows hydrogen fuel to be transported as ammonia. Supplied, CSIRO A number of the world’s biggest car companies, including Toyota, Hyundai and BMW, are betting on hydrogen as a future fuel source. One of the biggest challenges facing the hydrogen fuel industry is its transportation and storage. Australian scientists at the CSIRO may have found a way of getting over this hurdle. One of the biggest obstacles the hydrogen fuel industry is faced with — its transportation and storage — may have been solved by scientists at the CSIRO. With some of the world’s biggest car companies, including Toyota, Hyundai and BMW, betting on hydrogen as a future fuel source, the national science agency has developed membrane technology to refuel cars using ammonia. Two fuel cell vehicles, a Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo, have been successfully refuelled using ultra-high purity hydrogen produced in Queensland. Unlike electric charge cars, hydrogen-cell vehicles can be refuelled in minutes with a range up to twice that of electric vehicles run on batteries. Technological advances are also helping […]