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The summer months traditionally bring a slightly different pace of work for us at DEVINN, as we power music festivals and other events with our H2BASE hydrogen generator. The collaboration with Rock for People is traditionally the most intense in its scope, which makes us all the more honored that it is becoming a tradition.
Neither the Czech nor the European energy sector is experiencing easy times - after a sharp rise in energy prices last year, the issue of how to reduce dependence on imported natural gas is being addressed. There are not many short-term solutions, but in the long term the energy crisis is only accelerating the move towards renewables.
Although hydrogen is present all around us, it is not found as a separate element. It cannot be extracted like other fuels; instead, it must be laboriously produced from various compounds. Despite its negatives, it is an important energy carrier with great potential.
Hydrogen is often wrongly labelled as a direct competitor of battery drives, but in most cases it is exactly the opposite - it can perfectly complement and support electromobility. Luboš Hajský wrote about the position of hydrogen as a fuel in Hospodářské noviny.
As the title of the article suggests, our development team has been working for over a year on the project of a Tatra truck that will be fully powered by hydrogen. We are in charge of the hydrogen agenda here, so we are very happy that the project is finally being heard about.
Japanese Toyota has been stirring the journalistic scene for several weeks now. At the beginning of May, the carmaker launched the second generation of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered car on the Czech market. It is called Mirai, and the name is more than accurate - in Japanese it means future.
Is hydrogen a dangerous gas? What about explosions and fires? Is it an expensive fuel that can never compete with gasoline? And what about its production? At DEVINN, we looked at the most common misconceptions and myths associated with hydrogen. And because we consider this light gas to be the fuel of the future, we want to set the record straight.
Hydrogen safety is a big topic. Like almost any fuel, it is flammable and explosive. Most people immediately think of the Hindenburg airship explosion or the hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen has been used for more than a century in various industries and today's technologies for storing it, for example, are advanced.
We always have to make our own hydrogen and there are different ways of doing this. The least environmentally friendly ones are unfortunately the cheapest. Hydrogen production is one way of storing surplus electricity when renewable power stations are running at full capacity but there is no demand.