(VIDEO) Blue Hydrogen by Air Liquide : demonstration of FCEV in France

06/10/2011
While the race to electric vehicles is launched, Air Liquide recalled earlier this week that there are viable alternatives, a “mature” technology according to the company officials.

At the Marcoussis race track was held the largest gathering of hydrogen vehicles in France, this event was an opportunity to present a greener hydrogen called BlueHydrogen.

Used in a fuel cell hydrogen (produced from natural gas) can power a vehicle, with water as only byproduct. However the production of this hydrogen is still polluting, Air Liquide presented a solution with its BlueHydrogen, which is obtained with the use of renewable energy: water electrolysis and reforming of biogas. The CO2 emitted during the production is in turn captured and stored.

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12 vehicles were presented on the race track, here are some information and their specs sheet:

Opel HydroGen4
Intelligent Energy Taxi Black Cab, which offers 400 km of range
Note that the only French vehicle was a Peugeot 307CC (FiSyPAC) originally presented in 2009 by PSA. It has a 13kWh battery that provides 75km of range and the fuel cell is used as range extender for a combined range of 500km.

Still not for tomorrow? Thanks to their refill time and sufficient autonomy, from 400 to 800km, the fuel cell vehicles could be a viable solution on long journeys...

However in France there is 0 stations and nothing is planned for the moment on the medium to long term unlike some European Countries...

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