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REU 38: Can hydrogen revolutionise our lifestyles?

research*eu results magazine 38

The latest research*eu results magazine is now available in free, accessible PDF.


Hydrogen fuel cells are often considered as a high-potential technology in the search for more efficient and less polluting energy sources. But a look at the current state of these technologies begs a double-sided question: are we ready for hydrogen and, on the other side of the coin, is hydrogen ready for large-scale commercialisation?


This edition of research*eu results magazine looks into recent advances in hydrogen-related R&D which are hoped to pave the way to the hydrogen economy. Seven of the latest projects under the FP7 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen ‘Joint Technology Initiative’ (JTI) are presented, with a view to better understanding the remaining obstacles on the path to market success.


These specials include three exclusive interviews. The first is with Dr Lourdes F. Vega, who sheds light on general concerns over hydrogen safety in an interview focusing on the H2TRUST project. Giancarlo Tomarchio of Ericsson then tells us how fuel cells could soon be used to power telecommunication antennas, and Sofia Capito of LBST concludes with the presentation of a novel technology that will help improve hydrogen refueling technologies.


Other topics in this edition include the following highlights:


  • Neutralising antibodies for safer organ transplants
  • Improved risk communication during infectious disease crises
  • Using intelligence to unlock the market for electric vehicles
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
  • Meet Poppy, the 3-D printed robot set to inspire innovation in classrooms
  • Smart operation of equipment
  • Preventing fatal asteroid collisions with the Earth


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