A sustainable business model is equally important as sustainable technologies to reduce our CO2 emissions and make our energy mix greener. In Energy Transition Thursday we discuss promising sustainable techniques and dive deeper into the revenue model behind the technology. During each session, industry specialists analyze the technology and the revenue model. In this episode we discuss the topic fuel cells.
Fuel cells are multiple cells stacked on top of each other. Fuel cells can transform hydrogen into electricity for a range of applications, while only emitting water as waste. The Netherlands is one of the largest producers of hydrogen, however we are one of the biggest polluters of CO2 as well.
Most people know about fuel cells from electric vehicles, however, of the 300,000 electric cars in the Netherlands only 300 are powered by fuel cells. Most of these fuel cells are used for long distance vehicles and power production, the so-called ‘yellow vehicles’. The experts explain what fuel cells are, how they are produced, and how they are currently being used. They touch upon the legal framework around fuel cells and explore how financing can contribute to accelerating this technology.