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Hydrogen for Road Transport

Hydrogen for Road Transport

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  • On-Demand micro-learning course

  • 3 hours

  • Beginner level


Join this self-paced online learning module to find out all about Hydrogen for Road Transport, and discover whether this technology is the golden bullet of Net Zero, or just a load of "hot air". 

The module is designed to take between 2-3 hours to complete and can be done in one go or you can drop in and out as time allows.

Currently there are only two truly zero-emission transport technologies - Electric Vehicles (EVs) or Hydrogen. EVs have been getting a lot of press, but it's important to understand how Hydrogen compares and whether it is a competing or complimentary technology.

Over this module you will:

  • Explore what hydrogen is and how it is used to power transport
  • Discover how hydrogen is produced and transported
  • Compare hydrogen with electric vehicle technologies and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each
This self-paced online module will help you understand this amazing new technology and some of the ways it could impact your own business. 

Course Outline:
  • Hydrogen for Road Transport: An introduction to the key technical concepts of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen internal combustion engines.
  • Production & Refuelling: Exploring how hydrogen is produced, gets transported to the point of use and eventually makes it's way into the vehicle.
  • Applications and limitations: No technology is perfect, but all great innovators knows that the aim is to find their niche. In this section we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of hydrogen for transport and compare the technology to electric vehicles to identify where they compete and where they provide complimentary solutions.
  • What's next?: The hydrogen industry is constantly innovating and developing. Here we will explore the likely future opportunities and innovations for hydrogen and the impact these will have on the business case for hydrogen for transport.
This micro-learning course is part of our Net Zero Transport Fundamentals Collection, where we look to provide bite-sized training on all the core technologies and topics relating to decarbonising the transport industry. 
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Cenex is a CPD accredited training provider and this course has been approved as 3 hours Structured/Active Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Course Content

  1. Introduction to the course and how things work
  2. Introduction to Cenex
Part 1: Hydrogen for Road Transport
  1. Part 1: Hydrogen for road transport
  2. What is hydrogen?
  3. How can hydrogen be used in to power vehicles?
  4. The differences between hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles.
Part 2: Production & Refuelling
  1. Part 2: Production & Refuelling
  2. Hydrogen Production
  3. Hydrogen Refuelling
  4. HRS Design & Installation
  5. Finding your local Hydrogen Refuelling Station
Part 3: Applications & Limitations
  1. Part 3: Applications & Limitations
  2. SWOT Analysis
  3. Example 1: The Race to Hogwarts
  4. Race to Hogwarts: Results
  5. Example 2: Articulated Trucks
Part 4: What's next?
  1. What's next for Hydrogen
  2. What did you learn?
  3. How to find out more