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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:58 PM

UAE in prime position as hydrogen power revolution accelerates

Industrialists the world over say the gas can become a crucial part of the global energy mix - and faster than many people might imagine



TheNational.ae | 3/1/19

An energy source that can power everything from mass transport by land, sea and air to heavy industry, that does no harm to the environment and is practically limitless sounds like an ecologist's Utopian dream.

But it's no dream - and the revolution is already underway. It's name? Hydrogen - the most abundant element in the universe.

Industrialists the world over say the gas can become a crucial part of the global energy mix - and faster than many people might imagine. "I think the real test is when will the man in the street starts to recognise that hydrogen is part of the energy mix," Ronnie Chalmers, vice president of the French industrial gases supplier Air Liquide's Africa, Middle East and India hub, tells The National. "I think that will come before 2030, at different places and different times around the world."

The Hydrogen Council says that by 2030 the gas will be a significant energy player with millions of hydrogen-powered vehicles on the road. Launched at the World Economic Forum 2017, in Davos, Hydrogen Council founders include Air Liquide, Toyota, BMW, Alstom and Airbus, among other big names.

The council believes the hydrogen sector will carry similar financial weight to the hydrocarbons industry with revenues worth some $2.5 trillion annually by 2050 and jobs for more than 30 million people globally. By comparison, the oil and gas market had total revenues of $1.97tn worldwide in 2017, according to BusinessWire's Global Oil & Gas Industry Guide 2013-2017... https://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/uae-in-prime-position-as-hydrogen-power-revolution-accelerates-1.831617

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:46 PM

1. And until they can mass produce it at a cost affordable to the masses

it will be a toy for the wealthy- Unless AOC gets her way, then there will be no wealthy!

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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:15 PM

2. well, at least the resident anti-semite agrees with you... so you got that goin for ya.

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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:18 AM

3. How is your hydrogen car doing?

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