Hydrogen Week Exhibition 9-13 March 2015
Do you often spend your waking hours perplexed about what hydrogen is?
Some of you may know that it’s the most abundant element in the universe…or that it exists in every living organism on Earth, or that it’s 14 times lighter than air.
Would you like to find out how it links to clean, renewable and sustainable energy in London and the world?
Several countries around the world are currently researching and advancing hydrogen as a source of power generation to be applied in cars, buses, scooters, planes, boats, homes, offices etc. Hydrogen London’s aim is to place London in the best position to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Our ambition is the reason why we are inviting you to our event Hydrogen Week.
The event is in collaboration with the Hydrogen London members, aiming to inform you of the Mayor of London’s policy on sustainable energy, reducing CO2 emissions and creating a hydrogen economy.
The exhibition will be free and open to the public, providing an opportunity for anyone interested in clean energy for transport and stationary applications to find out more.
To warm up, we have compiled a list of our top 10 interesting facts about hydrogen technology below:
- 1807 – François Issac de Rivaz invents the first hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (ICE). Today, we have five hydrogen ICE vans driving around London and the UK. @Ulemco
- Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) emit zero pollutants whilst driven; the only emission is water vapour – water clean enough to drink!
- Vehicles emitting zero pollutants or particulates benefit from zero road tax, thus hydrogen vehicles are exempt in the UK.
- Welsh physicist, Sir William Robert Grove, developed the first fuel cell in 1842. Fuel cells generate electricity in a chemical reaction by combining oxygen and hydrogen gas.
- Hydrogen fuel cells are used globally to generate power in homes, offices and factories – reducing the environmental impact of and cost on energy bills in buildings.
- Eight fuel cell buses are currently running on route RV1 in London from Tower Gateway to Covent Garden – seven days a week.
- Hyundai’s ix35 excels at being the first FCEV in the UK. Range: 369 miles on a single tank of hydrogen – taking only a few minutes to refuel.
- London’s iconic black taxi fleet now have five FCEVs driving around the capital.
- Hydrogen today derives from:
- – natural gas
- – solar-powered electrolysis
- – human waste (Orange County, California)
10. 9 seconds – the time it takes for the Toyota Mirai to go from 0-60mph, which is comparable to an average petrol-diesel car. @toyota_europe
Exhibition opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 6pm and on Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm.