The Australian government has agreed to provide A$2.9 million ($2 million) for two studies into using solar and wind power to produce hydrogen for ammonia, part of a broader push by Canberra to spur development of a hydrogen industry.
Scientists said Tuesday they have developed a way of extracting hydrogen from oil without releasing greenhouse gases — a breakthrough they hailed as a ‘silver bullet’ for cleaner energy and the climate.
The Australian government said on Monday it would provide half the funding for the country’s biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies.
Almost a third of the natural gas fueling UK homes and businesses could be replaced by hydrogen, a carbon free fuel, without requiring any changes to the nation's boilers and ovens, a pioneering study by Swansea University in the UK, researchers have shown.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined the chorus of international condemnation of North Korea’s announcement of performing a hydrogen bomb test, describing the alleged test as a threat to regional stability.