With gasoline and crude oil prices remaining unstable and unpredictable, it is only natural for human beings to be on the lookout for alternative sources of fuel and energy. There is no doubt that quite a bit of work is going on behind the scenes. We are now seeing the use of electric cars and vehicles in some part of the world. There are also many researchers trying to make use of solar energy as a fuel for running vehicles of different sizes, types and horsepower.
However, in this article we will be talking about the possibility of hydrogen fuel being used for the purpose of powering vehicles. There is a team of three technology innovators, namely, PDC Machines, Ivys Energy Solutions and McPhy in North America who are working on something known as SimpleFuel. There is quite a bit of excitement and hope about SimpleFuel. It is patented and registered and it may not be long before it becomes a reliable, safe and cost effective fueling solution. The aim and objectives of this team of three is to try and ensure that hydrogen fuel becomes the fuel of choice when it comes to powering vehicles and also for other uses in homes, small business centers, restaurants, community centers and other such places. It also could find use in industrial sectors and also for running big fleets of vehicles of various sizes.
What Makes It So Very Special And Unique?
Though there could be many other such attempts being made elsewhere, there obviously are a few points unique as far as the simplefuel home hydrogen fueling station is concerned. The concept is simple and that is why it is considered unique and out of the ordinary. The SimpleFuel concept is designed to be an on-site hydrogen generation and dispensing appliance. It is suitable for homes and it also has the capability of delivering around 5kg per day of hydrogen. The same can be delivered to vehicles at pressure of around 10,000 psi. It would be pertinent to mention here that 5 kg of hydrogen fuel is sufficient for filling on fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and it could be good enough for 300 to 360 miles.
It is An Award Winning Concept
The reason why there is so much excitement surrounding SimpleFuel is because it has won the prestigious $1 Million United States’ Department of Energy’s H-Prize. This is no mean achievement give the fact that there is tough competition amongst the various participants. Winning the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize content is certainly a big feather in their caps.
It would also be pertinent to mention that it will not be long before SimpleFuel becomes much talked about. There is quite a bit of publicity going around and PDC Machines for example is taking active part in the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. It certainly go a long way in improving the economic security, environmental safety and well being of the country as a whole and perhaps even the world at large as years and decades roll by.