Like you. The new record of efficiency 14 per cent of scientists from the Technical University of Ilmenau offers extremely interesting energy prospects.
Is it really that clear?
Try to reduce the results to numbers.
The potential figure of 15% efficiency shows the cost of one kilogram of hydrogen in $4
The unit heat of hydrogen combustion H 120.9 MJ/kg. The oil, of course, is a mixture of 41 MJ/kg (2.948 times smaller).
Thus, in order to measured the amount of energy between these substances, it is necessary to compare the value of one kilogram of hydrogen and oil. What does this mean for application-related engineering solutions?
Trends in the value of petroleum in the forecasts of specialists for the coming years 2017-2019 years
There will be about 60 dollars per barrel.
To get the same amount of energy as hydrogen from oil, it needs 2.948 kg. The cost of this oil quantity is $1.036. Comparing this value to a new record of scientists in $4 per kilogram of hydrogen, the difference is fourfold.
The output from the comparison is obvious:
Either oil should be worth $240 per barrel, or the efficiency of new energy-generating techniques from hydrogen h, in this case, should increase significantly.
Based on this data, it is safe to say that the world energy market is ready for the emergence of energy systems wholly or partially substituted for the use of hydrocarbon raw materials with a substantially higher efficiency approaching 60%.
One of these solutions is being studied by the Freenergy project team. The Freenergy Hidrogen façade system at the University of Technology of Malaga, Spain, is now being tested.
In the event that its combined efficiency in the produced of electrical energy and energy from the energy value of oxygen and hydrogen is also close to 30%, it can be considered a prerequisite for commercial success.
The results of the studies will be published on our website
Yours faithfully, A. Kobtsev