Energy expert Yingbao in conversation with artificial intelligence ChatGPT

Feb 24, 2023

Have you experienced ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a universal chatbot developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence lab, that has been so hot since it came out of nowhere that, according to Fortune, ChatGPT has accomplished what took Facebook 10 months to accomplish - over 1 million users - just five days after its release.

After hearing the news, our cool and envious Eagle Bao decided to have a hydrogen conversation with ChatGPT to see what kind of ideas would come out of the collision between energy experts and artificial intelligence.

Q1. Is hydrogen energy safe?

Hydrogen is a very flammable and explosive gas, so a series of safety measures need to be taken to ensure the safe use of hydrogen energy.

Firstly, the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen energy requires compliance with a range of safety standards and regulations. For example, hydrogen needs to be stored in specific containers and contact with other substances needs to be avoided to avoid dangerous events such as explosions or fires.

Secondly, a range of protective measures need to be taken during the use of hydrogen, including fire protection, explosion protection and ventilation to ensure that hydrogen is used safely.

There is also a need for stringent safety performance testing of hydrogen to ensure that it meets safety requirements, as well as strict safety performance testing and monitoring of equipment and systems that use hydrogen to ensure their safe operation.

Overall, hydrogen energy can be used safely if a range of safety standards and codes are adhered to and the necessary safety measures are taken.

Eaglebaugh: To add to this, hydrogen diffuses at a rapid rate and it is very difficult to gather in an open environment to a certain high concentration to produce an explosion, it is also safer with conventional fuels such as gas. If it is an underground car park, the environment is still specific.

Q2. In which industries is hydrogen energy the most promising?

Hydrogen energy has a promising future in many industries, some of the main ones are listed below.

Energy industry: As a renewable energy source, hydrogen energy can be used for power generation, heating and other fields, providing a new direction for the energy industry.

Transportation industry: Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are one of the main applications of hydrogen energy in the transportation industry, with the advantages of zero emissions and high efficiency. Hydrogen energy can also be used in ships, trains and other vehicles.

Industry: Hydrogen energy can be used to produce and process industrial raw materials, for example, hydrogen can be used as a reducing agent in the production of steel, chemicals and other fields.

Construction: Hydrogen can be used for heating and hot water, as well as for the manufacture of building materials.

Agriculture: Hydrogen energy can be used in agricultural production, for example as a fertiliser to improve the yield and quality of agricultural products.

Eagle Treasure: In addition to hydrogen energy vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells are gradually penetrating in ships, aircraft, the new integrated application model of "scenery and hydropower + hydrogen storage", distributed cogeneration facilities, hydrogen power fusion microgrids, etc. The development of hydrogen energy in China is gradually advancing from the vehicle side to diversified applications in industry and chemical industry.

Q3. Compared with lithium and sodium batteries, which technology do you think can go farther?

Hydrogen energy, lithium battery and sodium battery are all one of the current clean energy technologies for sustainable development, and they have different advantages and disadvantages in different application scenarios and fields.

As a clean energy source, hydrogen energy has the advantages of high energy density, zero emissions and renewable, but there are still some technical and economic challenges in its storage, distribution and use, which require continuous technological innovation and development.

Lithium batteries, as a mature battery technology, have the advantages of high energy density, long service life and high charging efficiency, and are widely used in electric vehicles, mobile devices and other fields. However, there is environmental and resource pressure on the production and recycling of lithium battery materials, while lithium batteries may have safety risks in extreme environments such as high temperature and high pressure.

As an emerging battery technology, sodium batteries have the advantages of low cost, abundant materials and good safety, and are considered to be promising for applications in energy storage, electric vehicles and other fields. However, the current energy density of sodium batteries is relatively low and further technological innovation and development is needed.

In general, hydrogen energy, lithium batteries and sodium batteries all have their own advantages and disadvantages, and they have different development prospects in different fields and application scenarios. In the future, as technology continues to innovate and develop, these technologies may converge and develop with each other, together promoting the sustainable development of the clean energy sector.

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Q4. How should individuals work to become experts and not be replaced in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry?

If you wish to become an expert in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and not be replaced, there are several areas of endeavour to consider.

In-depth study and research of the relevant knowledge: Keep abreast of the basic knowledge and latest research advances in the relevant fields, including chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering and many other disciplines. You can continue to learn and accumulate knowledge by reading relevant books, papers and attending academic conferences.

Practical experience and skills: accumulate practical experience and skills in relevant fields and master the use of relevant techniques and tools, including skills in chemical laboratory operations, electrochemical testing, materials preparation, etc. You can gain relevant experience and skills through laboratory work, research projects, internships and jobs.

Follow industry developments: Keep up-to-date with the latest technological, product, market and policy developments in the industry and follow the latest developments and trends of research institutes, companies and experts in the relevant industries.

Continuously learn and innovate: Based on the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills, continuously learn and innovate to improve your research and problem-solving skills and actively participate in the innovation and development of the industry.

Build your professional reputation: Build your professional reputation and visibility as an expert and authority in your field by publishing high-quality papers, attending academic conferences and obtaining professional accreditation in the relevant field.

Most importantly, maintain a mindset of continuous learning and innovation, pay attention to the latest technology and industry developments, and constantly improve your professionalism and competence so that you can be invincible in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.

Eagle Treasure: If you want to become an expert in hydrogen energy industry, besides what ChatGPT said, you can also follow Xiongtao Hydrogen Energy's various platform accounts, which have everything from policy sharing to video teaching.

Q5: How do you see the role of Vision Hydrogen in promoting the development of hydrogen energy?

Vision Hydrogen is a company that has a complete localized industry chain and can provide comprehensive fuel cell solutions. The application scenarios are mainly for vehicles, with products ranging from 30kW to 130kW, basically covering all hydrogen vehicles in the market, from buses, sanitation vehicles and heavy trucks. We are also doing small batch demonstration operations in the field of ships and forklifts.

1. In 2021, Vision Hydrogen Team and Wuhan University of Science and Technology will jointly develop a hydrogen injector for the recycling of hydrogen from the anode of high-efficiency fuel cell engines. Xiongtao Hydrogen will industrialize the patented hydrogen injector technology in the next 3 years to fill the gap in China.

2. 2022 Vision Hydrogen Team has also been awarded a major R&D project by the Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department - "Development of intelligent high-frequency silicon carbide controller for hydrogen fuel cell engines based on harmonic suppression technology". After the completion of the laboratory function verification, the application verification from small batch to mass production will be realized in vehicles to form a mature integrated controller product.

Overall, the continuous innovation and technological breakthroughs of Xiongtao Hydroxiong in the field of hydrogen energy have made a positive contribution to the development of hydrogen energy in China.

Yingbao: Up to now, Vision Hydrogen Team has developed and supported more than 450 hydrogen vehicles, with a mileage of 20 million kilometres and a total emission reduction of 30 million kilograms. Technology serves mankind, and we will make life better with hydrogen energy.