Technology has mixed into our lives in such a way that we can’t imagine a life without it. The impact becomes even magical when it blends with science. The combo of science and technology may soon go to change the way we drive our cars. Experts are believing that the next generation cars do not come with fuel tanks instead they might have fuel cells which will give rise to electrical power to electrical appliances that we use daily. Cars based on new fuel technology would be based on fuel cells.
The source of fuel for fuel cells are hydrogen and a type of oxidant that generates electricity with the help of the electrochemical process. These fuel cells will be able to convert the current energy into electric energy. Running of electric vehicles on the road today is no surprise. However, the issue of sustainability is still a question mark. Without starting the debate on environmental issues of electric vehicles, it can prove an effective alternative as a non-fossil fuel.
1. Liquid fuels
Liquid fuels are flammable or energy-generating particles that can be controlled to generate mechanical energy, usually creating kinetic energy; people also must take their vessel shape. It is the fumes of liquid ammunition that are flammable rather than the fluid. This component of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) gives an integrated evaluation of the emerging threats, risks, and opportunities within this organization.
It involves a characterization of the developmental antiquity and current state of these arrangements and classification of their vulnerabilities and flaws in terms of present and future liquid fuel supply and demand, age and condition, cost, and environmental and safety risks. It also describes some of the increasing interdependencies between the transport, storage, and distribution of liquid fuels, the infrastructure of other energy sectors, and emerging competitive forces for specific modes of liquids transport.
2. Heat wave fuels
Heat waves, or heatwaves, are a stage of the sweltering climate, which may be conducted by high humidity, mainly in marine or ocean climate countries. On the minus side heat waves can cause the wildfire. As you see, there are many heatwaves and valuable feedback that develop into play that amplify dryness and heat and set the scene for wildfires. There is a primarily confined addition to the drying and high temperatures in the loss of evaporative cooling.
3. Fuel cells
Fuel cells are reliable and clean. Plus, they are portable to shift their usage. One can use it in everyday life. In working, fuel cells are quite similar to batteries that we use at homes in the flashlights or automobiles. Talking in general, the configuration of fuel cells consists of one electrolyte and two electrodes.
Yeah, there are other chemical combinations also. As of today, fuel cells can be best used for transportation purposes, fixed installations, and portable usage. Fuel cells are definitely a good and feasible option but when it comes to cost, it might fail to fit in everyone’s pocket. As compared to the other traditional fuel sources, fuel cells are costlier.
4. Hydrogen fuels
If compared with gasoline or electric vehicles, hydrogen is more energy-rich and efficient but costing is a major concern that has to be dealt with. Hydrogen fuel is a very viable option but its storage and distribution are a problem. If it is possible to keep the natural gas and propane tanks at home, then hydrogen can also be tapped.
5. Bio fuels
This is another possible option that can successfully replace fossil fuels. The best part of using biofuels is that there is no need to restructure the current automation. Ethanol is a commonly used biofuel which is an ethyl fuel obtained from plants’ cellulose. The viability of fossil fuels is also high and commercially there could not be major issues in shifting towards biofuels.