‘Alles over waterstof’ Radiouitzending BNR

Een interview bij BNR Eyeopeners met Meindert Schut: alles over waterstof. Wat is het precies? Waar kunnen we het allemaal voor gebruiken? En wanneer komt nou die grote doorbraak?

Waterstof: we hebben er allemaal wel eens van gehoord. Het is een chemische stof en je kunt er auto’s op laten rijden, maar hoe ziet een toekomst met waterstof er nou echt uit? En hoe ver zijn we nog verwijderd van een doorbraak?

Ad van Wijk – Hoogleraar Future Energy Systems bij de TU Delft- is te gast. Hij meent dat we, voor we naar mobiliteit gaan kijken, eerst eens aan de slag moeten met de mogelijkheden van waterstof in de chemie- en energiesector. Zo zouden we bijvoorbeeld vrij simpel oude gasleidingen kunnen gebruiken voor waterstof.

Ook Robert Dencher van het H2Platform sluit aan. Hij vertelt meer over waterstof en mobiliteit. Wat is de rol van het bedrijfsleven en de overheid hierin? Wat moet er nog gebeuren om – net als bij elektrisch rijden – tot een doorbraak te komen?

Beluister de uitzending.

Car as Power Plant in the news

After reaching a milestone earlier this month (dutch only) for the car as power plant project, media both within The Netherlands and far beyond picked it up as an alternative way to power society at large. The project itself involves a Hyundai IX35 that has been converted into a mobile power plant using hydrogen as a fuel and fuel cells as the generation technology. 1920-Hyundai_ix35_Fuel_Cell_vehicles

Check out some of the articles below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3508057/Power-home-CAR-Engineers-turn-electric-SUV-power-plant-wheels-let-homeowners-grid.html

http://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/dutch-university-transforms-hyundai-suv-power-plant/

http://www.inautonews.com/fuel-cell-cars-could-become-clean-power-plants-researchers-say

http://www.autocasion.com/actualidad/noticias/222102/el-hyundai-ix35-fuel-cell-se-convierte-en-una-planta-de-energia/

http://news.okezone.com/read/2016/03/26/15/1346169/mobil-hidrogen-hyundai-ix35-bisa-hasilkan-listrik-untuk-10-rumah

http://www.engineersonline.nl/nieuws/id26552-volgende-stap-naar-brandstofcelauto-als-energiecentrale.html

http://auto.blog.nl/autonieuws/2016/03/23/hyundais-ix35-als-energiecentrale

http://www.autozine.nl/nieuws/nieuws_archief.php?nk=14602

http://groenecourant.nl/elektrischeauto/waterstofauto-levert-stroom-aan-energienet/

https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/tu-delft-test-waterstofauto-als-stroombron

http://autovisie.nl/2016/03/nieuws/tu-delft-maakt-stopcontact-aan-waterstofauto/

https://www.bright.nl/nieuws/tu-delft-maakt-van-waterstofauto-een-rijdende-energiecentrale

http://www.groen7.nl/deze-hyundai-is-een-energiecentrale-op-wielen/

http://numrush.nl/2016/03/23/tu-delft-ontwikkelt-auto-die-elektriciteit-produceert-als-hij-stilstaat/

http://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/future-transportmobility/13435/tesla-en-toyota-bedreigen-business-essent-en-nuon

http://www.automobielmanagement.nl/nieuws/auto-technologie/nid23741-tu-delft-zet-hyundai-suv-om-in-rijdende-energiecentrale.html

http://www.tudelft.nl/nl/onderzoek/thematische-samenwerking/delft-research-based-initiatives/delft-energy-initiative/nieuws/artikel/detail/volgende-stap-naar-brandstofcelauto-als-energiecentrale/

 

 

A powerful project wins the Q-Park Thesis Award

​Developing reliable alternative sources of energy has become a huge concern in recent years. Making use of electricity produced by parked cars could one day help fix the problem.

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This concept, dubbed “The Car Park Power Plant” (CPPP), was explored by former Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management student Jurriaan Coomans in his 2015 MSc project. It won the Ward Vleugels Q-Park Thesis Award on February 26, 2016.

The concept was originally conceived by Dr. A.J.M. van Wijk (Department of Radiation, Science & Technology) and it’s currently in development at TU Delft’s Green Village. CPPPs are definitely futuristic and most current cars, which are still fueled by gasoline, couldn’t be used. Instead, power would be harnessed from hydrogen vehicles.

These vehicles generate electricity from engines that create only water as waste. This means that they could be left running while parked. According to one report, 25 hydrogen passenger cars could generate as much energy as a single modern wind turbine. They would be capable of creating electricity in addition to heat when it isn’t even breezy outside. This technology could help store energy during off peak hours and also be used by hydrogen vehicle owners to power their homes. “Current estimations are that one car can power a hundred households,” Coomans explained. “This number is impressive, but it also shows us the hard truth about the inefficiencies of our current system.”

Unfortunately, it could take engineers several more years to develop CPPPs. The hurdles they’re facing include everything from industry economics to the efficiency of fuel cells. “Last but not least, this concept relies on the widespread usage of hydrogen cars,” Coomans said. “It will definitely take quite some time before we have solved the chicken-egg problem with the hydrogen fleet/hydrogen refueling infrastructure.”

You can learn more about the inner workings of CPPPs in Our Car as Power Plant, a free downloadable book written by Dr. Van Wijk and Leendert Verhoef, The Green Village’s Science and Innovations Manager.

Coomans, Jurriaan, Exploring the Operation of a Car Park Power Plant: Formalising the Operation of a System Innovation With the Actor-Option Framework, SupervisorsLukszo, Z., Warnier, M.E., Chappin, E.J.L., Park Lee, E.H., Defence: June 5, 2015.

This article originally appeared on Delta