Tuesday, May 22 2018 | Time 15:25 Hrs(IST)
image
image image
  • Iran primed for attempt to break group stage hoodoo
  • Najib's government deceived parliament over Malaysia's finances - minister
  • Gobind Singh Deo, Malaysia's first Sikh minister
  • NCP takes out 'Tirdi Morcha' against rising petrol prices
  • Environment Ministry to dispatch central team to assess ecological damage caused by Sarna family
  • T20 Challenger a stepping stone to women's IPL : Smriti Mandhana
  • UN officials call for strong, people-focused health systems
  • Our Anti-Corruption Unit is committed to working to uphold integrity in cricket: Alex Marshall
  • Brahmo Samaj founder gets 'coveted' honour of Google Doodle
  • Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes
  • U S , China nearing deal to remove U S sales ban against ZTE
  • Cabinet formation is yet to decided: Kumaraswamy
  • Ramzan 'ceasefire' successful, helping in improving L&O: DGP
  • China makes first use of law banning defamation of national heroes
Entertainment » Science Technology Share

Hydrogen can become great tool against climate change

Hydrogen can become great tool against climate change

New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) Greater use of hydrogen for energy can considerably reduce CO2 emissions compared to today’s levels, says a study.

Deployed at scale, hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total final energy consumed by 2050. This would reduce annual CO2 emissions by roughly six gigatons compared to today’s levels, and contribute roughly 20 per cent of the abatement required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius.

The assessment has been done in a study released by the Hydrogen Council this week at Bonn which is the first ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen.

Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017, the Hydrogen Council is a first-of-its-kind global CEO initiative to foster the role of hydrogen technologies in the global energy transition.

Current members include 18 leading multinationals - Air Liquide, Alstom, Anglo American, Audi, BMW GROUP, Daimler, ENGIE, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor, Iwatani, Kawasaki, Plastic Omnium, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, The Linde Group, Total, and Toyota – as well as 10 dynamic players from across the value chain - Ballard, Faber Industries, Faurecia, First Element Fuel (True Zero), Gore, Hydrogenics,Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co, Plug Power, and Toyota Tsusho.

The coalition collectively represents total revenues of over € 1.5 trillion and more than 2 million jobs around the world.

According to the Hydrogen Council study, there is a potential for hydrogen to power about 10 to 15 million cars and 500,000 trucks by 2030, with many uses in other sectors as well, such as industry processes and feedstocks, building heating and power, power generation and storage.

Overall, the study predicts that the annual demand for hydrogen could increase tenfold by 2050 to almost 80 EJ in 2050 meeting 18 per cent of total final energy demand in the 2050 two-degree scenario.

At a time when global populations are expected to grow by two billion people by 2050, hydrogen technologies have the potential to create opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

Achieving such scale would require substantial investments; approximately US$20 to 25 billion annually for a total of about US$280 billion until 2030.

Within the right regulatory framework – including long-term, stable coordination and incentive policies – the report considers that attracting these investments to scale the technology is feasible. The world already invests more than US$1.7 trillion in energy each year, including US$650 billion in oil and gas, US$300 billion in renewable electricity, and more than US$300 billion in the automotive industry.

UNI NAZ SV1104

More News
First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

16 May 2018 | 12:04 PM

Kolkata, May 16 (UNI) Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services.

 Sharesee more..
WHO plans to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

WHO plans to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

15 May 2018 | 10:32 AM

Kolkata, May 15 (UNI) The World Health Organizatio (WHO) released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

 Sharesee more..
BJP lawmaker Anurag Thakur launches breast cancer indicating device

BJP lawmaker Anurag Thakur launches breast cancer indicating device

14 May 2018 | 2:58 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (UNI) To ensure early breast cancer detection among women, BJP MP Anurag Thakur has launched portable breast cancer indicating device under the Asptal – Sansad Mobile Swasthya (SMS) Seva in Himachal Pradesh, an announcement from his office said here.

 Sharesee more..
Empowerment of women is empowerment of nation: Akshay Kumar

Empowerment of women is empowerment of nation: Akshay Kumar

10 May 2018 | 3:46 PM

New Delhi, May 10 (UNI) Bollywood’s megastar and India’s very own ‘Pad Man’, Akshay Kumar who is supporting a nationwide campaign on menstrual awareness, says the empowerment of women is the empowerment of a nation.

 Sharesee more..
Hepatitis D, a liver disease in both acute and chronic forms caused by hepatitis D virus

Hepatitis D, a liver disease in both acute and chronic forms caused by hepatitis D virus

10 May 2018 | 11:33 AM

Kolkata, May 10 (UNI) Hepatitis D is a liver disease in both acute and chronic forms caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV) that requires hepatitis B virus (HBV) for its replication.

 Sharesee more..
image