Make Hydrogen Happen
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The hope and hype of hydrogen The most abundant element in the universe will play a crucial role in the green energy transition. New York Times, October 17, 2023, By David Gelles<www.nytimes.com/2023/10/17/climate/the-hope-and-hype-of-hydrogen.html?unlocked_article_code=VAwOPor3Quy1MLBLV-GCRcxsMAlNYNX4p17bw5SS1t0imkTU9n5Dq5wIlUdKbrZGcAPRQ5NO8WcD_kmCCuG_zWJsJZT4e5fxB1pEWSFV_…>
Electrolyzers being tested at an ITM Power factory in Sheffield, England. Andrew Testa for The New York Times/strong> Imagine a fuel capable of powering cars, planes and factories, just like gasoline or natural gas. But instead of emitting greenhouse gases, it releases only water vapor. Spoiler alert: It’s hydrogen.
Don’t think of it as a natural resource like oil or gas – though hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, best known for its starring role in water (H20).
Rather, many experts say that hydrogen is a crucial storage medium for the clean energy future. It is capable of being stored as a liquid or a gas and then burned or converted into electricity through a fuel cell – all without producing greenhouse gas emissions.
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