October 1, 2022


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new technologies.  Wroclaw scientists rely on hydrogen in internal combustion engines

new technologies. Wroclaw scientists rely on hydrogen in internal combustion engines

Tomoho Umeda, CEO of Hynfra, which operates in the hydrogen market, says you don’t always have to start from scratch. It does not always achieve the expected success. Sometimes, in his opinion, it is worth focusing on cooperation. This is the case in work on the use of hydrogen in internal combustion engines.

All players currently working on hydrogen combustion engines are at a similar stage of development and have a fairly equal playing field in this race. We intend to support the work of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology – says Tomoho Umeda.

hydrogen In internal combustion engines – letter of intent

Wrocław University of Science and Technology has signed a letter of intent with Hynfra for this very purpose. The agreement was signed by the University of Lower Silesia the professor. Andrzej Kaźmierczak From the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Deputy Director of the Center for Hydrogen Technologies and Renewable Energy Sources at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

Thanks to the agreement, we will join our efforts to decarbonize fuel

Professor’s claims. Kaźmierczak.

The scientist says that there are currently more than 2 billion internal combustion engines worldwide that will not disappear overnight. Hence their idea to create a basis for more efficient hydrogen combustion, i.e. combustion with higher energy efficiency.

The use of such an energy source will make it possible to replace vehicles powered by internal combustion engines with actual electric vehicles which, using hydrogen, will be able to generate electricity on their own – argues the representative of the Wrocław University of Technology.

Toyota I started testing last year

This trend of development of internal combustion engines has also been studied since last year by, inter alia, Toyota. The Japanese first looked at racing cars for this. It is not known when commercial vehicles can tolerate such technology. One of the problems here could be creating a proper refueling infrastructure. But despite these challenges, Tomoho Umeda believes that the use of hydrogen in internal combustion engines is a very promising development scenario.

This is justified because the mineral and mineral resources needed to produce batteries and fuel cells are limited. Lithium resources for batteries may end in the 1940s, and platinum and iridium resources for fuel cells in the 1950s — Hynfry chief says.