National  Hydrogen  Institute  of  Australia

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"A parallel of significance has been reached between, the importance of Hydrogen in its nuclear sense as in our stars, with hydrogen in its humble chemical sense here on Earth."-1995


Welcome to the National Hydrogen Institute of Australia by Director Stephen Victor Zorbas : The Institute was formed in year 2004 after Solar Hydrogen Research Pty Ltd in 1996. The NHIA communicated frequently to the private and public sectors in Australia, promoting the need for crude oil replacement, more efficient technology, and pollution reduction. Both S.H.R. P/L and The N.H.I.A. were created specifically for artificial photosynthesis and the hydrogen fuel cell (PEMFC).

Hyundai began rolling their commercial hydrogen fuel cell cars off the ships in California on the 20.5.2014, and Toyota have stated that they will bring forward the production of their hydrogen fuel cell car in December 2014;Honda will release their own version in year 2015. These historical events now validate the commercialization of the hydrogen fuel cell (PEMFC) for transport, and as well Solar Hydrogen Research P/L (1996), and National Hydrogen Institute of Australia(2004). Therefore a proclamation of sorts can be made, and may we now slowly expand forward into a new era of  non-combustion. As regarding The Fuel Cell Institute of Australia Pty Limited(2003), it was created for all types of fuel cells and after a decade similar can be claimed at this point, as fuel cells generally are expanding in the world.

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Increasing interest for hydrogen was due to significant technological progress made with the hydrogen fuel cell(1990's ongoing), which produces quality electricity quickly. Efficiency of nearly 60% can be reached, and this compared to the combustion engine with petrol(15-19%) meant that all major auto makers in the world had interest and in fact have now spent US$B's in fuel cell car development. So much so that Hyundai will commercially release 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric cars this year(588kls on a tank), ahead of the planned global release in year 2015.     

Hydrogen production is of significant interest in Australia's future, along with better storage methods and transportation ideas. Australia's research organisation The C.S.I.R.O. have done significant research into hydrogen and related topics. The mature global hydrogen production system reforms natural gas, but the future is to make hydrogen from renewable energies. The initial supplies of hydrogen though for the planned  global  commercial release of the hydrogen fuel cell electric cars, will invariably come from reforming natural gas. Australia has large reserves of natural gas, and we have numerous gas outlets for such hydrogen production.   

"Towards Zero Carbon Transport" is a yr 2012 program put forward by  FUEL   CELL   INSTITUTE   OF   AUSTRALIA .The N.H.I.A.  fully supports the program and its design to lead our students and relevant organisations, towards the years 2014/2015 commercial release of fuel cell electric cars by all major car makers. I hope that there is a "push" of support from our carbon trading system.

Micro-power grids and solar fuels is a program started in 2013/14 by             FUEL   CELL   INSTITUTE   OF   AUSTRALIA .


"A technology led approach towards future sustainability should be complemented by the "push" of carbon trading systems"-Stephen Zorbas 2005 .

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