Discover the colors of hydrogen, debunk the myths around hydrogen, and learn the facts and key moments in history for hydrogen
A Modern History of Hydrogen
First recorded observation of hydrogen by Paracelsus through dissolution of metals (iron, zinc, and tin) in sulfuric acid
Humphry Davy discovers the concept of the Fuel Cell.
L'Île mystérieuse (The Mysterious Island) by Jules Vernes is published.
Count Ferdinand Adolf August von Zeppelin made the first long distance flight with the Zeppelin LZ5.
The first Atlantic crossing by airship with the Beardmore HMA R34.
The hydrogen-filled LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin made a 33,234 km circumnavigation of the world. The voyage took a total of 21 days, 5 hours, and 31 minutes.
Hydrogen is the scapegoat for the Hindenburg crash, operated by Zeppelin, while the causes are more complex, shattering nonetheless public confidence and delayed the advent of air travel.
Hans Gaffron discovered that algae can switch between producing oxygen and hydrogen.
General Motors presents Electrovan, the world's first fuel cell automobile
John Bockris or Lawrence W. Jones coined the term hydrogen economy
The Hydrogen Economy by Jeremy Rifkin is published
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) launched
FCH 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) extended by the European Commission to 2020 with €1.33 billion
Toyota releases its first hydrogen fuel cell car, the Mirai
Hydrogen Valleys (H2Vs) Platform launched
“A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe”
Market Growth Phase
Innovative technologies, ground-breaking projects, state-of-the-art research, development and cooperation by members of Hydrogen Europe
Snapshots into the lives of people and projects implementing the energy transition and the integration of hydrogen in the Netherlands
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