Challenges for road transport:
The transport sector needs cleaner and much more efficient vehicles and alternative low-carbon fuels in order to achieve the following goals:
- Significantly reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint.
- Mitigate transport-related air pollution problems.
- Improve energy security and reduce the transport sector’s dependence on oil.
Using hydrogen as a fuel for efficient zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) is considered one of the main alternatives for future road transport and mobility. Hydrogen FCEVs are one of only two truly zero-emission vehicle options, as the FCEVs combine the comfort and benefits (silence and efficiency) associated with electric driving with the convenience of use and service (vehicle range and refueling time - typically more than 400 to 500 km from a single refueling lasting 3-5 min.) associated with incumbent cars.
Hydrogen developments in the automotive industry have entered a new phase but sufficient, reliable and cost effective re-fueling infrastructure still need to be developed. There is no single blueprint for the type of hydrogen delivery infrastructure that needs to be rolled out. Depending on market conditions, many delivery pathways are possible. There should be the most practical and economical combination of centralized or/and decentralized hydrogen production, and calculating the best way for hydrogen to be distributed to refueling stations. Cost effective distribution of Hydrogen is key component of the infrastructure development and our Pressure Vessels aims to solve this issue.