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Hintergrundbild Recension / Response to the book Hydrogen Society


SUR Deutsche Ausgabe vom 13. März 2014

"Dieses Buch ist der krönende Abschluss meines Lebenswerks"

Interview mit Arno A. Evers, Visionär und Wasserstoffbeobachter

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neue energie, 11/2010, S. 111

Wasserstoff der Zukunft

(kw) Wer über die Zukunft der Energieversorgung redet, redet auch über Wasserstoff. Das unsichtbare Gas kann zu einem wertvollen kann zu einem wertvollen Energiespeicher werden und damit die fluktuierende Einspeisung von Strom aus Wind und Sonne abmildern. Eingesetzt in der Brennstoffzelle kann Wasserstoff einen wichtigen Beitrag zur umweltfreundlichen Mobilität leisten. Noch ist das Zukunftsmusik. Das Buch von Arno A. Evers will aber zeigen, dass eine Wasserstoffwelt möglich ist. Voraussetzung dafür ist, dass der Stoff aus erneuerbaren Energien gewonnen wird. Dazu werden verschiedene Konversionstechniken und ihre Vor- und Nachteile beleuchtet. Ziel muss es nach Ansicht des Autors sein, den Wasserstoff direkt, ohne zusätzliche Energiezufuhr umzuwandeln und zwar lokal in einem so genannten „Personen Power Provider“, der Strom, Wärme und Treibstoff liefert. Diese Kraftpakete sollen in der Wasserstoffgesellschaft, so die Vision, konventionelle Kraftwerke ersetzen.

„The Hydrogen Society“ bietet auch optisch ansprechenden Lesestoff. Die Darstellung ist etwas zu langatmig. So beschäftigt sich der Autor in fünf Kapiteln mit der gegenwärtigen Energieversorgung, den Möglichkeiten Erneuerbarer und der evolutionären Entwicklung bei Handys und tragbaren Musikspielern. Nur die letzten drei Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit dem eigentlichen Thema. Dennoch bietet das Buch der interessierten Leserschaft einen gerafften Einblick in eine mögliche Wasserstoffwelt von Morgen, mehr allerdings auch nicht.


Amazon.com, 18. Oktober 2010

Arno, proposes that instead of a grid system of pylons and wires we move to a pressurised system of liquid hydrogen being carried in pipes? If so this is not such a great undertaking and is already the common conveyance used for hydro carbons, easily a more dangerous commodity all told.

I do not see the issue of temperature or pressure containment being that great either, within a super cooled maglev transportation system the synergies start to become truly overwhelming as a argument to move towards a hydrogen society. A system which gets to grips with the fact that superconducting and low temperature hydrogen compatable systems within an integrated energy/transportation grid network which feed not only the same needs of a modern society in the 21st century and beyond also provide a commonality of purpose in that they deliver to the same termini. Now this is way beyond the premise of Anro's book, but his hyrogen society is a purer "golden" energy than many take to be the "green" half way house position normally touted as being the Hydrogen vision. This postion is easily derided for its inconsistency of application when exposed to futher investigation. Golden hyrogen is a harder animal to dismiss and its promise is far greater if but the self interest of investors and national utilities companies business strategies were not so firmly rooted in past performance and not geared to innovating to a 21st century future which is clearly an imperative given the world climate data and fossil energy reserve which is being so bunglingly managed at present.

Arno's book is visionary in that it will wheteher our dominant utilities like it or not one day the future will be without fossil fuels as the energy driver of our economy, sink or swim now to the future offers the clearest way forward, the community which invests in this technology now will be the dominant world force into the 23rd century. Any society which fails to heed this message will be fighting over the water rights at the last water hole.

Not possible? Wrong...very possible, in Japan they are building these household energy conversion units now and governments will give you money in Feed in Tarrifs. Start small, interconnect your local community, export what you have over, scale up as the infa structure follows demand, the market must follow, or it stagnates and dies. As Maggie Thatcher in better days would say, "a win win, double whammy situation". A towering book, at £25 is not cheap, but you will never buy a better book for the money, if you act on its teaching, and this can be done by the choice of the each individual to make a difference by simply empowering yourself to become an exporting hydrogen power station in your own right.

Robert Mackay
MD VeMarine Ltd


www.hydrogencarsnow.com, 17. August 2010

The Hydrogen Society by Arno A. Evers Book Review
Posted on August 17th, 2010 by admin

Over this past weekend I decided to read my review copy of “The Hydrogen Society … more than just a Vision?” by Arno A. Evers which had been sent to me gratis from overseas.

This is not like other books about hydrogen that serve as primers to the newly informed public. This is a more in-depth look at how to create hydrogen renewable and why fuel cell cars make sense.

Right now, according to Evers 45 million tons of hydrogen is produced each year generating sales worth around $28 billion USD. Most of this is used in the refinement of crude oil into gasoline. Ninety-six percent of the hydrogen production in the world involves the steam reformation of natural gas, which itself is not as clean as using renewable energy.

Evers talks about Germany company ENERTRAG which is the world’s largest independent renewable energy only utility using wind (400 turbines), solar and hydrogen to produce one billion kWh of electricity annually which is enough to power one million homes.

But critics to a hydrogen produced via brute force electrolysis often point out that the inefficiencies of this process. They say, why not use the electricity from solar panels and wind turbines and store it in traditional or leading edge batteries?

Mr. Evers also says there is a better way to produce hydrogen from renewable energy without using electricity. He advocates for processes like photoelectrochemical hydrogen, biological photolytic hydrogen, and conversion of biomass and wastes into hydrogen. Mr. Evers even talks about solar thermal water splitting as a more efficient method of creating hydrogen.

But the top solution that his book advocates for is direct solar hydrogen production. Evers mentions the Hydrosol project as exciting new technology in this field. According to the Hydrosol website, “… the participating research team has developed an innovative solar reactor for the production of hydrogen from the splitting of steam using solar energy, constructed from special refractory ceramic thin-wall, multi-channeled (honeycomb) monoliths optimized to absorb solar radiation and coated with highly active oxygen ‘trapping’/water-splitting materials (based on doped oxides exhibiting redox behavior).

“The ‘proof-of-concept’ of the technology has been demonstrated beyond any doubt in a pilot scale solar reactor designed, built and operating at the DLR solar furnace facility in Cologne (Germany), continuously producing ‘solar hydrogen’”.

This direct solar to hydrogen production can be used in power plants or the hydrogen can be sold and piped to various fueling stations local to the plant to be used in fuel cell cars.

The book can be found on Amazon.com and more information and Mr. Evers and his theories can be found on the Hydrogen Ambassadors website.


Sonne Wind & Wärme, Ausgabe 9/2010, 18.6.2010

Die Wasserstoffgesellschaft

Wasserstoff wird in der Öffentlichkeit gerne als saubere, treibhausgasfreie und umweltfreundliche Energiequelle dargestellt. Nur ist Wasserstoff gar keine Energiequelle – da ist Arno A. Evers, Autor des englischsprachigen Buchs „The Hydrogen Society – more than just a Vision?“ ganz ehrlich. Als Energieträger und Speicher wiederum, dessen Ökobilanz davon abhängt wie er erzeugt wurde, misst Evers Wasserstoff dagegen großes Potential zu. Bevor sich das 167 Seiten starke Buch aber überhaupt dem Wasserstoff zuwendet, wird der Leser über mehrere Kapitel in die Grundlagen der Stromerzeugung, sei es aus fossilen oder erneuerbaren Quellen, eingeführt. Ein weiteres Kapitel widmet sich dem Aufbau und der Funktion des Stromnetzes. […] Zur Mitte des Buches geht es dann endlich um Wasserstoff und wie man ihn überhaupt erzeugen kann. Von den drei Herstellungsmethoden, Steam Reforming, elektrische Hydrolyse und direkte Solarstrahlung, schneidet ausschließlich die erste schlecht ab, da sie fossile Energieträger als Rohstoff nutzt. In den abschließenden Kapiteln erklärt das reich illustrierte Buch dann, wo die Wasserstofftechnik heute steht, wo es noch hapert und was noch getan werden muss, um die Wasserstoffgesellschaft zu schaffen.


Amazon.com, 13. Juni 2010

I am from the US and received a gift copy from a friend in Europe. I wanted to write a comment as I think it is one of the best books on hydrogen I have every studied, being a plasma physicist.

I have designed thermo nuclear fusion reactors, space based energy systems, anti-matter energy systems, and renewable energy systems. I found the book "The Hydrogen Society" filled with good data, charts, illustrations, and very useful info on green energy. In my opinion this is a must have book for anyone in the renewable energy business or scientist comparing advantages of all know technologies on the market.

The book gives details on cost structures and the history. In my opinion this is the best book on hydrogen energy I have read to date.

Thank you very much for allowing me to share my opinion and I am spreading the word on this excellent book !

Regards,

Michael Thomas
Plasma Physicist, USA


ETDE – Energy Database Production No. DE10G6502

The hydrogen society … more than just a vision?

During the past years the author travelled from continent to continent and collected material, which is now first published in his new book. It is about the following questions: How does the energy balance of the world or in Germany looks really like? How and why has the situation so aggravated? How can hydrogen be produced really renewable and future orientated? This book is illustrated with photos and graphics and is structured as follows: 1. Nothing is infinite: The heavy hand of fossil fuels; 2. Turning on the light: The process of energy generation; 3. The grid: A matter of perspective; 4. Consumer electronics: A spoonful of ingenuity; 5. Up, up and away: The making of hydrogen; 6. Roads to reality: How many miles to go? 7. Go to where the market is: New pathways to a hydrogen society; 8. And in the End: Final considerations and future prospects.


TV Bayern
Fernseh-Reportage über Wasserstoff und Arno A. Evers vom Juni 2010:

Film: TV-Beitrag


DWV-Mitteilungen
Nr. 3/10, Jahrgang 14 (2010), S. 29

Nachlese
An der Wiege des Großereignisses Gemeinschaftsstandes "Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen" stand im Jahre 1995 Arno Evers, und ein Großereignis war es damals wahrhaftig nicht. Aber er war einer von den damals eher wenigen Leuten, die in dieser Technik eine Option für die Energiezukunft sahen. Die Entwicklung hat ihm Recht gegeben.
Und wie geht es von heute aus weiter? Seit er sich vor vier Jahren aus der aktiven Organisation des Standes in Hannover zurückgezogen hat, ist er von Kontinent zu Kontinent gereist und hat Material gesammelt, das in dieser Form erstmalig in einem neuen Buch veröffentlicht wird. Es geht darin um die Fragen: Wie sieht die Energiebilanz der Welt beziehungsweise Deutschlands tatsächlich aus? Wie und warum hat sich die Lage derart verschärft? Wie kann man Wasserstoff wirklich sinnvoll und erneuerbar erzeugen?
Über die Zielgruppe sagt Evers selbst: "Wir wollen vor allem junge Leute erreichen und motivieren, deren Engagement zur Realisierung der Wasserstoffgesellschaft unabdingbar ist." Außerdem sind natürlich alle Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Insider angesprochen, die sich einmal neutral informieren wollen.



 

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