Scientists from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in collaboration with Hyundai Motor managed to transform electricity in a hydrogen fuel cell car for everyday use at home. By creating a socket in the car, they can connect the electrical energy generated from hydrogen cars to the facility at home.
As an experimental material, the group of scientists led by Ad van Wijk used the Hyundai ix35 hydrogen car to generate residential electricity. The Hyundai fuel cells car is able to have a capacity of up to 10 kW are able to meet the electricity needs for 10 homes.
|Many car owners may only use their vehicles to get around 5 per cent of the time, with the car's parked up for the remainder. The idea behind the project is that the fuel cell could be used as a cleaner source of energy when it's not being used for transport. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yq9XH)|
Frank Meijer, Head of Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles said that his team's findings is a big step forward to making eco-friendly electric power source.
"Fuel cells can produce electricity, hot water and clean water resulting from the work process of hydrogen can also be used for daily necessities in homes, schools, and offices. We are proud of the first car that is capable of producing clean energy are the ix35," said Meijer, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The work of scientists from Delft University of Technology by modifying the hydrogen fuel cells become a source of electricity for homes is part of a major project of the institutions. While the idea of using a car as a power source based on that most people only use the car at certain moments. That is, the car is often parked in the garage rather than used. Therefore, the car can be used to generate electricity for the home.
|Dutch researchers have tapped into the potential of a zero emissions car by adding a plug socket. They say that using the hydrogen fuel cell which could be used for homes, schools and offices. The Hyundai ix35 fuel cell has a capacity of ten kilowatts, which the car firm explains is enough to power ten homes. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yq9XH)|
If conventional engines produce exhaust gases such as CO2, then the hydrogen vehicle produces only water. Therefore its use is very beneficial to the environment.
But now the hydrogen car is not yet widely used. The reason, the hydrogen gas filling facility still minimal. Experts are still developing this technology to increase the cruising vehicle. Currently the fuel cell car's range when fully charged hydrogen tube reached as far as 500 kilometers.
The utilization of hydrogen as a power source has actually been a long time in Japan. However, the process for producing the electricity conducted independently using a special tool, not from the car. Japanese automobile manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda also market fuel cell vehicles. Toyota Mirai and Honda FCX has been marketed today.
The Japanese government is targeting the installation of fuel cell devices in 10 percent of homes across Japan or as many as 5 million units by 2030. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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