THE HYDROGEN SOLUTION
Increased use of hydrogen as a fuel can provide benefits to energy
security, the environment and economic growth.
Hydrogen can benefit energy security through energy diversification as it can be produced from a variety of primary energy sources, including renewables. For this reason, hydrogen is a leading alternative to oil. When used in transportation applications, hydrogen can benefit the environment because it can be produced and used in ways that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen can contribute to economic growth through job development, investment opportunities, and the creation of a sustainable, secure energy supply. Supporting advanced Fuel Cell technology positions your organization as an environmental and technological pioneer in zero emission transportation.
Why is hydrogen used as a fuel?
Hydrogen has the highest energy content per unit weight of any known fuel-52,000 Btu/lb (120.7 kJ/g). It burns cleanly. When hydrogen is burned with oxygen, the only byproducts are heat and water. When burned with air, which is about 68% nitrogen, some oxides of nitrogen are formed. The process of converting hydrogen to energy using engines or fuel cells is much more efficient than the comparable gasoline counterparts.
How does hydrogen compare with other fuels like gasoline and diesel?
- Hydrogen can be totally nonpolluting (water is the exhaust).
- Hydrogen can be economically competitive with gasoline or diesel.
- Hydrogen can be as safe as gasoline, diesel, or natural gas.
- Hydrogen can help reduce our dependence on imported fuels.
- Hydrogen can be produced in any country or locale from a variety of energy sources.
Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, National Hydrogen Association
Where can I fuel a hydrogen vehicle?
Click here to find hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S. and Canada.
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