Written by Kfir Kedem - September 24, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
Whereas Tesla is seeing the future of solar powered energy in their SolarCities, Siemens has other ideas. Starting work on their Power-to-X project, they believe that the majority of energy generated will be hydrogen-based, with Prof. Dr. Armin Schnettler, the CEO of Siemens New Energy Business validating their beliefs. According to Siemens, the hydrogen energy will be used in mobility, heating/cooling systems, and power generation.
They are already developing products to store and systems to produce the energy. Their PEM-Electrolysis system creates hydrogen with a very high efficiency factor, high power density, and low chemical impurity. This is done by using an electrostatic process that separates the hydrogen and oxygen gases on a molecular level and prevents the product gases from mixing. The product Siemens are using is called “Silyzer” and it is powered by other renewable energies such as wind and solar.
Siemens’ goal is to have a CO2 free world by 2050 and they are already building up the foundation and tools that they need to be successful as the provider of the “modern” energy.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Although this article is mostly about the production of hydrogen energy, it still has a direct impact on the automotive industry. With some of the largest automotive OEMs developing hydrogen vehicles, someone needs to produce this source of energy. With Siemens producing and distributing the energy, not only for cars, but for all forms of electricity, automotive hydrogen will become much more accessible and cost effective. If Siemens are successful, then batteries will be a thing of the past and hydrogen will be powering everything from cars to homes.