Welcome to the latest edition of Innovation+, our magazine devoted to the latest trends and advances in worldwide industrial activity. In this edition we take a look at hydrogen’s incredible potential as a clean energy solution. As climate change dominates the headlines and brings new urgency to the need for fresh energy sources, is Europe on the cusp of a hydrogen revolution?
In this issue, our experts outline the key areas for the future, from flexible decarbonised resources, to hybrid systems with integrated storage, to decentralised microgrids. We hear about the application of fuel cell gensets in situations ranging from rock concerts to port operations, and making gas turbines a key part of the new energy landscape.
Our experts also caution on the need for scientific advances to go hand in hand with business cases, and how to take the right approach to get projects financed. With new energy vectors, users will also have to adapt age-old materials for their new applications.
And in embracing hydrogen, we should not forget other complementary energy sources. Ammonia in particular offers major advantages when it comes to energy storage and, as such, is another new frontier for our innovators.
We thank our contributors SNAM, Proton Ventures, Ansaldo Energia, PowerCell, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Fincantieri and H2IT for their valuable insights.