Wales Plans to Take the Lead in Hydrogen Energy

Money is being put into various hydrogen energy schemes in Wales, in the hope that the country's blend of bountiful natural resources and heavy industry make it an ideal place to innovate in making things and houses use the clean alternative energy of a possible future. Read More >>

Scotland Plans to Build and Test a Hydrogen-Powered Train

Some old and retired ScotRail rolling stock is about to get a new lease of life, as plans are afoot to convert one electric train into a cutting-edge hydrogen model with the potential to revolutionise and decarbonise the stubborn rural diesel remnants of our railways. Read More >>

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Prototype Hydrogen Boiler Could Help the UK Reach Its Net Zero Emissions Target

Worcester Bosch has developed a prototype boiler that can run on both natural gas and hydrogen, to future-proof it against what the company sees as an inevitable outcome of cutting down on carbon emissions. Read More >>

From Mild to Wild at Toyota’s Kenshiki Forum 2020

With everyone going mad for anything electric at the moment let’s spare a thought for hydrogen-powered vehicles. And, more importantly, the manufacturers who are brave enough to invest in the big H. After all, it's not easy to fill up with hydrogen, with a far-from-liberal smattering of just 17 pumps here in the UK alone. Read More >>

Keele University Starts Running on Greener Hydrogen Gas Mix

Stoke-on-Trent is home to a cutting-edge trial attempting to green-up the UK's gas cooking and heating supplies, with the boilers and burners of Keele University now huffing on natural gas that's been cut to include 20 per cent hydrogen. Read More >>

We Took Hyundai’s Different Driving Test and Failed Miserably

Judging by the high level of appalling drivers on our stupidly busy roads could regular re-testing be a means of keeping people up to speed on evolving rules and regulations? After all, bad habits creep in over time and it’d certainly be a great way to keep people on their toes. It’d definitely be a solid revenue earner too, but perhaps more importantly it might make our vehicle-choked roads a little more bearable if everyone tried that little bit harder behind the wheel. Read More >>

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Zero Emissions Hydrogen Plane Test Gets Over £2M in Government Funding

The HyFlyer project based in Orkney is setting out to make zero emission flights a reality. Read More >>

80-Year Quest to Create Metallic Hydrogen May Finally Be Complete

Physicist Eugene Paul Wigner predicted more than 80 years ago that hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could turn into an electricity-conducting solid metal at the right temperature and pressure. Scientists have spent decades since attempting to synthesise this material—and may have finally done so. Read More >>

Engineers OK Switching Our Gas Grid to Hydrogen

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has been tasked with investigating the possibility of eliminating natural gas from our heating and cooking systems, and yes, they say we could switch to hydrogen without having to dig up and replumb the nation, drastically reducing the UK's burnt-stuff output in time for 2050's net-zero carbon target date. Read More >>

A Fleet of Hydrogen-Powered Double Decker Buses Will Debut on the Streets of London Next Year

London is rolling out a fleet of hydrogen-powered double decker buses starting next year as mayor Sadiq Khan highlights the importance of cutting down on emissions in the capital. Read More >>

Liverpool Chooses Hydrogen to Alt-Fuel Eco Bus Fleet

A futuristic hum is on its way to Liverpool, as the city centre is about to host as many as 25 alternatively fuelled demonstration buses. Read More >>

There’s Way More to Hydrogen Than Just Powering Cars

These days we hear an awful lot about electric cars replacing the older dirty cars than run on petrol or diesel. Electrical engines don't produce any pollution as they run, which means they don't reduce the quality of the local air and screw with our lungs as a result. But whenever you bring up electric cars, inevitably someone will start going on about how we should be investing in hydrogen instead. Because hydrogen fuel doesn't come with all the issues regarding range, power capacity, and recharge time. Read More >>

Scientists Harvest Hydrogen from Water in Microgravity, a Nifty Trick for Deep-Space Travel

A team of scientists announced they have harvested hydrogen from water in microgravity – a proof-of-principle test that may one day lead to a way to acquire fuel or other resources during a long-distance, crewed space mission. Read More >>

The MET Police is Taking on a Fleet of 11 Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

Most of the world might be betting on electric cars to help wean society off fossil fuels, but there are still plenty out there who haven't given up on a hydrogen-powered future. Which is fair, because despite the issue of infrastructure there's a lot hydrogen fuel has to offer. That's why London's Metropolitan Police are teaming up with Toyota to take on a fleet of 11 Toyota Mirai cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Read More >>

Scientists Discover Long-Sought Evidence of First Stars Forming

When you sweep across the FM radio band, you don’t always hear music—mostly, you hear static. Lots of this ambient noise is actually garbled signals from throughout the Milky Way. If you had perhaps the most sensitive FM receiver on Earth, you might pick up the tiniest dip in volume: a signal that comes not from our galaxy, but from the earliest stars in the Universe. Read More >>