The Israeli-Australian company ELECTRIQ GLOBAL claims that invented a new type of stable liquid hydrogen fuel for electric vehicles, which is twice as cheaper and more efficient than gasoline, is environmentally friendly and fully fits into the existing infrastructure of existing refueling networks.
Companies managed to develop a method for stabilizing hydrogen in liquid form, which simplifies its transportation and storage, which today are the main obstacles to its global use. According to ELECTRIQ Global, the production recipe is surprisingly simple and does not require rare or expensive elements.
In a special recycling center, the company «connects» hydrogen with a special chemical mixture, making it completely safe. In the car, a new type of fuel is stored in a conventional tank, but with an additional module called «switch», which, if necessary, produces a catalyzing substance for the release of hydrogen from the mixture.
Next, the hydrogen enters the fuel cell, where electricity is produced from it to power the electronic transmission. In this case, all elements except the tank with the switch are standard and already installed in the current cars. The total thermodynamic efficacy of the conversion process is more than two thirds, and energy losses in the fuel cell are the same as in systems using compressed hydrogen (usually less than 50%).
According to ELECTRIQ Global, there is such hydrogen fuel two cheaper than gasoline and allows you to drive a high distance with the same amount of refueling. It contains only 3% pure hydrogen, and all other auxiliary substances that can be cleaned from the catalyst and re-enriched. Therefore, before refueling on a gas station in a special reservoir, spent remnants are first discouraged, and then new fuel is poured.
Developers say that most of the substance consists of water and it does not pollute the environment.
Researchers are progressing not only in the development of new types of fuel, but also in the use of new types of engines. In Mit passed