Hydrogen: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

On September 24, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells. About the new rules According to the new rules, the vehicles under Category M and N that are running on compressed hydrogen gas fuel cell are to be in accordance ..

Airbus to launch World’s first Commercial Hydrogen aircraft by 2035

On September 21 2020 the aviation company airbus launched three concepts for the first zero emission commercial aircraft. Their aircraftcraft is to enter into service by 2035. Highlights The three concepts of the company has been introduced under the code name ZEROe. The concept of are as follows Turbofan design. It can accommodate 120 to ..

GoI sets Hydrogen Energy Development Targets

The Government of India has planned to include hydrogen energy development under its renewable energy Future Plans. Highlights Currently the Government of India has set a target to generate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and hydrogen has not been included in the target. This includes, 100 Watts of solar power, 60 gigawatts of ..

Helium hydride ion to be the first molecule detected in space

NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA has detected Helium hydride ion (HeH+), the first molecule that formed almost 14 billion years ago towards a planetary nebulae. It is the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. At that time, ionised hydrogen and neutral helium atoms reacted to form Helium hydride ion. ..

US researchers identifies cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production

Researchers from the University of Arkansas and Argonne National Lab in the US have identified more cost-effective and efficient ways of producing hydrogen fuel by splitting water. They showed that nano-particles composed of nickel and iron are better alternatives than more costly materials when used as catalysts in the production of hydrogen fuel through water ..