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If you’ve always wanted to know where you can find easy and straightforward information about science and new technologies, then you’ve come to the right place: The acatech HORIZONS series offers scientifically sound yet simple texts and illustrations. We make topics with an impact on the environment and society – from AI, urban mining, mobility, biotechnology to hydrogen – accessible to everyone.
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You may still vaguely remember hydrogen from your first chemistry lessons. If you burn it, energy is released. Its advantage is that this releases only water, not environmentally harmful gases. If produced in a climate-friendly way, it can help us turn our backs on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas once and for all and finally make industry, transport and energy supply sustainable.
But how does this work and what technologies are already available? Where will the hydrogen come from? What is conceivable in the future and what still needs to happen? If this has piqued your curiosity and you’ve been on the lookout for a fact-based yet easy-to-understand overview of hydrogen for a while then you’re in the right place!
- Safety & Security (2024)
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The acatech HORIZONS bring together the expertise of a broad network from science and industry from various disciplines and sectors. For this purpose, personalities from technology-oriented companies and associations, from the startup community and from large science organizations contribute their knowledge.
In the acatech HORIZONS series, the academy explores important technology fields that are already looming large on the horizon, but where there is still some uncertainty about their potential impacts. Twice-yearly publications address cutting-edge technology fields in a manner that is scientifically robust yet still clear and easy to understand. Informed by the state of the art in international research, development and applications, the publications also consider the technologies’ potential to add value. In addition, the acatech HORIZONS series addresses ethical, policy and social questions, as well as potential developments and ways in which they can be shaped.
In the acatech HORIZONS series, the academy seeks to stimulate discussion of new technologies, identify policy options and formulate recommendations, with the aim of contributing towards a proactive innovation policy.