New writing…My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the prospects for the hydrogen economy, particularly in the world of transport. Hydrogen-fuelled planes, trains and… bikes, as well as headline-grabbing cars, have all been in the news recently, but does that mean the technology is finally mainstreaming? What about heating buildings and homes? Is the time now right for the most abundant element on the planet to help hasten our exit from fossil fuels? Please click the link to read the post in full and learn more about ‘Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble?‘
A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Powering the Future’, published in The Times, 1 May, 2013.
BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE
A near-perfect poster child for sustainable energy, algae is both a biodegradable living organism and literally green. Cultivation is possible on lands unsuited to traditional agriculture and with minimal demand on freshwater resources.