H₂ Tec

H₂: Discovered in 1766 as the “inflammable air”.

“Don’t know much about history…

While in 1766 discovered by Henry Cavendish as inflammable air, only in 1783, Antoine Lavoisier gave the element the name hydrogen (from the Greek hydro meaning “water” and genes meaning “creator”) when he and Laplace reproduced Cavendish’s finding that water is produced when hydrogen is burned.

François Isaac de Rivaz built the first de Rivaz engine, a combustion engine powered by a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen in 1806.

In 1838 the first fuel cell was invented by William Grove and the first commercial use of fuel cells came more than a century later with the hydrogen–oxygen fuel cell invention by Francis Thomas Bacon in 1932. The so called Bacon fuel cell is an alkaline fuel cell,  and was used since the mid-1960s to generate power for satellites and space capsules.

Since then, fuel cell applications for power generation expanded obviously and provide a huge potential as a clean energy source.

… what a wonderful world this could be”

Throwing some light on the various technologies along the hydrogen food chain from production to power generation, we sub-divided into the following chapters: