Stationary and mobile applications using fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for a sustainable hydrogen economy
The efficient use of renewable energy sources is a key factor in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In order to be competitive with the already well-known energy systems on the market, both in-depth research is needed to increase their efficiency in the production of so-called "green" energy and innovative solutions related to its further storage. One of the most promising energy sources, on which focus is directed, is hydrogen. The storage of hydrogen in the form of metal hydride (MH) provides great opportunities for the development of modern hydrogen technologies. The use of hydrogen in MH - accumulators (batteries) is a promising path for energy supply in an environmentally friendly way. For a lot of years, MH batteries have been used in hybrid electric cars, as well as for stationary purposes such as power and emergency energy sources for households, hospitals, etc. Furthermore, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are now regarded as one of the best ways to store energy produced by renewable power sources and additionally have a rising stationary application for combined heat and power (CHP) systems for greener households. The purpose of this presentation is to show the important role of hydrogen as an energy vector and fuel which provides a stable link between the electricity, heat and mobility sectors through a secure, competitive and sustainable energy supply.