Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Researchers Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Two scientists from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) created hydrogen hybrid vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells and emit zero carbon emissions.

UKM researchers developed hydrogen hybrid vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electrical energy and harmless water vapour as a byproduct.

UKM researchers formulated hydrogen hybrid cars that run on hydrogen gas cells, which mix hydrogen and oxygen to deliver electrical power and harmless water vapour as a byproduct.

They are Professor Ir. Dr. Siti Kartom Kamarudin and Associate Professor Dr Mohd Shahbudin Mastar @ Masdar from the UKM Fuel Cell Institute, who led the investigate and progress of the UKM FCH2HC, a mini edition of a hybrid SUV, and the UKM-FCH2B, a buggy.

The hydrogen gasoline cell autos ended up formulated in collaboration with market partners through the modification of electric powered vehicles.

In accordance to Siti Kartom, the UKM-FCH2B is special as the battery has been replaced with a gasoline mobile technique as an electrical power source to enhance the buggy’s operational performance, as effectively as a 3000 W stationary electricity generator for electrical appliances.

“In the meantime, the UKM-FCH2HC is a hybrid vehicle that combines a gasoline cell and a battery in a .5 ratio, with just about every ability supply capable of furnishing a ability of up to 10 kW, letting the motor vehicle to travel even more.

“The gas mobile method is geared up with humidifiers and water coolers as supporting models to make certain best method functionality at all periods,” she mentioned.

Siti Kartom explained that a fuel mobile generates electric power as a result of electrochemical reactions concerning hydrogen and oxygen in the bordering setting.

“Throughout the response, hydrogen and oxygen merge to make electrical vitality and harmless water vapour as a byproduct, making hydrogen safe and sound because it does not contaminate or harm the surrounding atmosphere, in contrast to liquefied petroleum gas.

“We began this job about fifteen yrs back with elementary study to establish large-excellent catalysts and membranes. Only in the final a few decades have we been ready to convey alongside one another all of the basic components necessary to create the vehicle’s method.

“As equally the SUV and buggy will be applied on campus, the velocity is limited to 60 kilometres for each hour. My workforce and I are seeking ahead to operating on a 2nd era of the vehicles with improved capability,” she mentioned.

Mohd Shabuddin additional that the autos generate electrical power by using a hydrogen-run gasoline mobile fairly than relying solely on a battery.

“The rapid charging time of a cell fuel hydrogen car is a significant advantage. Totally electric powered automobiles have to have 7 to eight hours to demand, based on the charging station and battery capacity.

“Hydrogen fuel mobile cars and trucks, on the other hand, supply quicker refuelling periods that can acquire less than three minutes depending on the force,” he stated.

He added that 1 of the most tricky aspects of establishing hydrogen mobile gasoline vehicles is their significant expense.

“We believe that in the country’s path towards greener electrical power, which will final result in mass output of these motor vehicles, decreasing the price tag of generation for highway users.

“The recent Twelfth Malaysian Approach involves hydrogen as one particular of the government’s renewable electrical power initiatives to acquire hydrogen-powered motor vehicles, which I consider is a very good start off for the foreseeable future of this engineering,” he reported.

UKM Gasoline Cell Institute has also been appointed as the Head of the Study Excellence Consortium Programme in the Transportation and Mobility category by the Ministry of Bigger Schooling.

The hydrogen fuel mobile vehicles ended up released by UKM Vice Chancellor Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Mohd Ekhwan Toriman.

The launching symbolises the help and dedication of UKM in the direction of Malaysia’s Very low Carbon Mobility Enhancement Strategy 2021-2030 to lessen greenhouse gas up to 45 per cent by 2030 and to be detailed as a carbon-neutrality state by 2050.

The move is constant with the Sustainable Improvement Purpose (SDG) by United Nations underneath pillar 7 – entry to economical and clean up electricity.

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