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Hydrogen Energy Storage: A Remarkable Innovation

by: Marike Boonstra
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The hydrogen energy revolution has been announced before, but now it seems to be happening. The end of natural gas extraction in Groningen offers new opportunities. Is the Netherlands finally really for hydrogen?

Hydrogen Energy in The Netherlands And The Predictive Gifts Of Jules Verne

"Yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light. Water will be the coal of the future!"

Book cover mesterious island Jules Verne

Who discovered hydrogen?
Discovery and use. In 1671, Robert Boyle discovered and described the reaction between iron filings and dilute acids, which results in the production of hydrogen gas. In 1766, Henry Cavendish was the first to recognize hydrogen gas as a discrete substance, by naming the gas from a metal-acid reaction 'inflammable air'.

You can read this quotation in The Mysterious Island, a novel by Jules Verne, written in 1876. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century (the discovery that by adding electricity to water hydrogen and oxygen are released so-called electrolysis) people dreamed of hydrogen, hydrogen storage, and the arrival of the hydrogen revolution announced.

Recommended: Breaking News! Hydrogen Cheaply Produced By Solar In Belgium)

Storage Revolution Of Hydrogen Energy: A Remarkable Innovation

"I believe this is going to happen,” says director of the Dutch television series VPRO Tegenlicht Rob van Hattum (64). He has been working on this subject since he was just twenty years old. Van Hattum has made three documentaries about hydrogen, his last one being a movie released in 2004.

Now, fifteen years later, hydrogen is still a hot item. “Solar and wind energy are difficult to store. And that is a problem because you are dependent on nature; you have to have a buffer. Wind farms are now being shut down because they can´t lose energy. In hydrogen (liquid or in gaseous form), you can store hydrogen energy perfectly."

Who invented hydrogen fuel?
In 1839, the first fuel cell was conceived by Sir William Robert Grove, a Welsh judge, inventor, and physicist. He mixed hydrogen and oxygen in the presence of an electrolyte and produced electricity and water. The invention, which later became known as a fuel cell, didn't produce enough electricity to be useful.

Olympic Games 2020: The Hydrogen Games

Japan already proved that it is possible: the 2020 Olympic Games have previously named 'the hydrogen games' because the entire energy supply will run on hydrogen. What about Holland? There is already a lot of experimenting with hydrogen and hydrogen energy storage in the Netherlands, by large and small parties. Gasunie has started a pilot project near Veendam in Groningen. Installation is being built in which, for the first time on a larger scale, sustainably generated electricity, originating from 8500 solar panels, is converted into hydrogen (and energy for the installation itself).

Hydrogen Storage Indispensable Part Of A Delta Plan

What is the lightest element on earth?
Hydrogen, most abundant in the universe, is the chemical element with atomic number 1, and an atomic mass of 1.00794 amu, the lightest of all known elements. It exists as a diatomic gas (H2). Hydrogen is the most abundant gas in the universe.

The realization that hydrogen can play a role in the future energy supply and hydrogen storage is growing in the Netherlands. The Hydrogen Coalition, a group of 27 environmental organizations, knowledge institutions, governments, and companies - including network operators and heavy industry (including Tata Steel and AkzoNobel) - called on the government last year to ‘give priority to hydrogen as an essential building block for the energy transition.'

Recommended: Hydrogen As Cleanest Energy A ‘Hot Topic’ In Transport World

The message: invest big in development and innovation of the entire hydrogen chain: hydrogen is an indispensable part of a (necessary) delta plan for Dutch energy supply. There are a lot of ideas, for instance, to create a large island in the North Sea and put windmills down there. The hydrogen produced on-site can be pumped to the mainland via existing gas pipelines, where it is stored underground (hydrogen energy storage)and further distributed, to industry, to petrol stations, to homes. 


                                                    Energy Storage in Hydrogen: Does this beat batteries?

Opportunities For Hydrogen Energy

The Netherlands hás to get rid of natural gas. Right now, the solution appears to be (expensive) heat pumps and insulation. But by no means all houses can be heated like this, says Van Hattum, and why should we when it can be done with hydrogen.

The gas infrastructure is already there, after all. That gas network offers all kinds of opportunities. Not only is Groningen the gateway to the European gas trade, but it can also become the hydrogen connection point in Europe.

The north of the Netherlands has an excellent chance to take a leading role in the upcoming hydrogen revolution, with the Wadden Sea and the North Sea - where the winds are wild - as a hinterland, with the existing gas infrastructure and the gas storage fields and with the knowledge gained in sixty years of gas extraction and transport.

The hydrogen revolution is close, and that is a fact. Will Van Hattum be right, and is this going to happen? Watch his documentary ‘Delta Plan Waterstof' (Dutch language) on VPRO Tegenlicht to find out more about this topic.

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Recommended: Hydrogen Is The Fuel Of The Future: Questions & Answers

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Rocky Chambers - 2 WEEKS AGO
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Until someone comes up with an economic way to store hydrogen the h2 economy will remain out of reach.
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Akin - 3 WEEKS AGO
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Thanks for sharing this very important discovery of "Hydrogen" to substitute Natural Gas
Please send me the companies name thAt are in frontline of this new technology
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What is the current cost per unit of energy for Hydrogen as a fuel?
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Dear Martin,

Below a link of an interesting article about the costs of Hydrogen
https://www.powermag.com/how-much-will-hydrogen-based-power-cost/

Kind regards,

Hans van der Broek
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I am looking at converting my car to at least log ideally hydrogen would like to set up a community or at least contact the people on this board for the best way to organise helping eachother
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