1 topic, 2 key figures, 3 startups to draw inspiration from
- Hydrogen is flammable and an uncontrolled hydrogen reaction with air oxygen can cause an explosion
- Hydrogen (H2) is a particularly small molecule that makes metals brittle and is therefore likely to leak from polymer tanks, which means that new composite materials have to be created to make tanks safe
- Hydrogen is a low energy fuel, meaning that a large quantity is needed to power the vehicle. For this reason, the gas has to be compressed and stored in heavy and cumbersome high-pressure tanks
2 Key Figures
3 startups to draw inspiration from
This week, we identified three startups that we can draw inspiration from: HyPoint, Ergosup and HySiLabs.
HyPoint is a US-based startup developing the next generation of zero-emission and fuel-efficient hydrogen fuel cells for the aerospace industry and urban air transportation market.
Based in France, Ergosup is developing an innovative process for the on-site production of high pressure hydrogen for the refueling of hydrogen-powered vehicles.