Hyundai Kia and Next Hydrogen work on green hydrogen

Hyundai Kia and Next Hydrogen work on green hydrogen-hyundai

The Korean carconers Hyundai-Kia strengthens its efforts to pave the way through the cost-effective production of clean hydrogen of a global hydrogen company. For this purpose, the automaker has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Next Hydrogen Corporation. The Canadian company, a subsidiary of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc., specializes in water electrolysis technology.

The agreement provides that the partners jointly develop an alkaline electrolysis system and the associated stack, the central element of the system to produce the so-called green, ie CO2-neutral hydrogen economically. As part of the cooperation, the potential technological applications and future business opportunities should also be explained.

Creating hydrogen clean or green – without creating CO2 emissions – is currently expensive and time consuming. Hyundai, Kia and Next Hond hydrogen therefore want to improve the priced competitiveness of green hydrogen taking into account regional climate and environmental features. The companies that broaden their basis by testing the strengths and weaknesses of different electrolysis technologies have agreed to examine the possibility of an alkaline water electrolysis system. In this method, water is electrolyzed using an alkaline electrolyte such as potassium or sodium hydroxide. It is considered one of the most privileged and technologically most thoroughly tested water electrolystem methods and may show a comprehensive track record in research and development, so Hyundai-Kia in a recent communication. In addition, hydrogen can be produced on a large scale, which keeps the plant costs low. In addition, the catalysts used are relatively inexpensive.

The aim is to promote the stack-related technologies that form the core of the alkaline water electrolysis system, thereby reducing the cost of manufacturing, maintenance and operation of the system. The most important progress expected by the project is the development of a new stack that can be operated with high current density. Because this would be possible to produce more hydrogen with the same area requirement, which makes the systems of economic power. The newly developed stack will use the component technology of Hyundai and Kia in relation to electrodes, bipolar plates and electricity collectors, while NEXT Hydrogen is contributing its design technology. Hyundai and Kia will also supervise the performance tests of the new stack. A pilot test is planned for the coming year.

“We look forward to working with Next Hond hydrogen, a specialist for state-of-the-art water electrolysis technology. This partnership is another leap forward for our hydrogen business and will be our first step in the market of alkaline water electrolysis. We believe that our technology fits perfectly with the Next Hydrogen. This synergy will help us to achieve the goal of providing our customers with cost-effective green hydrogen.”-Jae-Hyuk Oh, Vice President & Head of Energy Business Development Group of the Hyundai Motor Group

“The innovative water electrolysis stack design technology of NEXT Hond hydrogen is an ideal solution to enable the economic production of green hydrogen,” says Raveel Afzaal, President & CEO of Next Hydrogen. The company is “very grateful for the possibility to work with Hyundai and Kia. They apply in the industry as a pioneer of this technology “. Next Hond hydrogen expects this partnership to advance the efforts to use the new opportunities for sustainable transport worldwide stronger.

There are different types of producing hydrogen. The production of green hydrogen is one of the cleanest methods because it takes place with the help of renewable energies such as offshore wind and therefore no CO2 emissions arise. Because of its environmental friendliness, green hydrogen is also referred to as a “fuel of the future”, which has the potential to revolutionize the industrial and transport sector worldwide.

The so-called gray hydrogen is manufactured with fossil fuels, when combustion CO2 is released. The blue hydrogen is made in the same way. Here, the CO2 is deposited by special technologies and stored in underground storage, so that it does not get into the atmosphere.

Due to the high production costs, many hydrogen companies worldwide work on the further development of their electrolysis technologies to produce green hydrogen more economically. This common goal has also brought the Hyundai Motor Group and Next Hydrogen. The parent company of Hyundai and Kia recently introduced the new HTWO brand, which represents the group’s fuel cell system. The name stands for the English pronunciation of hydrogen molecule H2 and for the two central terms of the fuel cell strategy of the Hyundai Motor Group: Hydrogen (Hydrogen) and Humanity (Humanity). The group also increases its efforts to develop a next-generation fuel cell system that can be used in various forms of mobility from urban air mobility over road traffic to shipping and train traffic.

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  1. So slowly notes the H2 lobby, that the clean hydrogen – apart from high power consumption times – is pretty expensive to produce and tries to save costs on the plant side.

    Creating hydrogen clean or green – without creating CO2 emissions – is currently expensive and time consuming.

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    … to examine the possibility of an alkaline water electrolysis system.

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    In addition, hydrogen can be produced on a large scale, which keeps the plant costs low. In addition, the catalysts used are relatively inexpensive.

    The battery development is making great progress, so that the H2 advocates are forced to find for their planned huge electrolysis systems in the desert cheaper methods for H2 manufacturing to find price or priced. economical (for customers) not entirely on lost items.

    The two companies are still there “To examine the possibility of an alkaline water electrolysis system” to see if “so that hydrogen can be produced on a large scale” can and “the system costs low” are to be kept – goal would probably import H2 cheap in large quantities.

    I am for purely battery electric drives for vehicles with eco flow produced in the country.

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