martes, 25 de octubre de 2011

Hydrogen as an option for the sustainability

These were the words I read on the open ceremony of the XI International Hydrogen Congress of the Mexican Hydrogen Association, September 23th, 2011 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Palabras leídas en la ceremonia de apertura del décimo primer Congreso Internacional de Hidrógeno, del día 23 de Septiembre de 2011.Aquí para oír en español


Today, the activities of the XI International Hydrogen Congress of the Mexican Hydrogen Association started. As you all know our future depends on the use of renewable energies, in order to use these energy sources we need to generate vectors and, up to now, Hydrogen is the most promising energy vector. Here it is not the place to advocate about the use of renewable energies or the goodness of hydrogen.
There are many social and economic aspects that renewable hydrogen, beyond science and technique, requires to be adopted and adapted for our communities.
I do not want to mention the scientific or technical challenges of renewable hydrogen, I want to attract your attention on to how create a new culture: the culture of sustainability where renewable energies play a fundamental and strategic part and of course hydrogen as an energy vector is required. From our perspective of renewable people, we need to put into use of hydrogen in the social agenda and also for the economical development policy. We have different actions and different proposals to span a cultural change about innovation and sustainability.
This two words seem to be opposite, because innovation implies business, but I am convinced that there is no sustainability if we do not involve profitability in it.
My intention is to remark the culture of innovation as a practice of put, with success, renewable energy ideas in to the market. In my opinion, we will not have renewable energies if they are not profitable. We have two different ways of doing this: first incorporate the environmental cost to fossil energy and to incorporate in a new form hydrogen as well as all renewable energies in new fashion ways. This last form is the intelligent way to do it. We have spent many years asking to consider the environmental cost in fossil fuels. But we have the challenge of creating new applications and novel forms of using hydrogen as energy vector.
I am sure in this congress we will look many different technical solutions to this complex problem of hydrogen as an energy vector. However, I have looked very few people boarding the innovation aspect, this still is a challenge, a problem no generally tackled. I want to motivate you all to think about how and what to do with this, so that we can incorporate the concept of innovation and sustainability in our daily lives.
The amalgam of innovation and sustainability will give us social, economical and environmental benefits.
My best wishes in this important event for the sustainability.

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