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H2Cuts: Hydrogen-powered haircuts now available in Australia
© New South Wales’ Department of Primary Industries/Sustainable Salons

H2Cuts: Hydrogen-powered haircuts now available in Australia

Hydrogen-powered haircuts are now a reality in Australia, thanks to a new demonstration trailer in New South Wales featuring hydrogen fuel cell, solar photovoltaic and lithium-ion battery storage technologies.

Dubbed H2Cuts, the demonstration trailer is a result of a partnership between New South Wales’ Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Sustainable Salons to explore an alternative path to low or zero emission energy.

Comprised of a 2,000W fuel cell, 800W solar panels and a 100Ah 24v lithium-ion battery and a DC/AC power inverter, the trailer allows free haircuts powered by hydrogen at field days and other events.

Pure hydrogen gas is supplied by a gas cylinder (green cylinders either side of cabinets), reacting with oxygen from the air inside the fuel cell to create electrons (power).

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