Hydrogen - a carrier of energy - with important future potential
Hydrogen, constituent in water and all organic matter, is the most abundant element in the universe.
Many EIGA members have increased their interest in hydrogen and also their investments in hydrogen technology. The reason is that hydrogen can be used for reduction of GHG (Greenhouse gases) and it can also become an alternative to petroleum based fuels.
In recent years research into hydrogen as energy carrier has made tremendous progress. Hydrogen is renewable, abundant, efficient, and unlike other alternative fuels, produces zero emissions because it combusts to produce only water. With hydrogen, it is possible to generate electricity both for stationary and portable applications with the possibility to store it on a long-term basis. Moreover hydrogen can be used as a fuel on board of a new generation of hydrogen powered cars which now can achieve performances in line with the traditionally expected performances of cars equipped with conventional engines
Many EIGA members are additionally members of the European Association for Hydrogen, EHA in Brussels.