Hydrogen Fuel and the Benefits for Transport and Mobility.

July 26, 2021
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July 26, 2021 Jorge J. Peraza

Hydrogen Fuel and the Benefits for Transport and Mobility.

Which fuel are we going to choose in the future?

Hydrogen fuel is a clean and sustainable alternative to existing fossil fuels. It has the potential to reduce emissions, improve air quality and create jobs. In addition, it could help make some of our most polluting industries cleaner in the future. The transportation sector accounts for about one-fifth of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but is by far the largest source of GHGs from any single industrial sector in terms of total CO2 equivalent emitted annually—about 60%.

Hydrogen can be used as an alternative energy carrier to power electric vehicles or fuel cell electric vehicles or airplanes that run on hydrogen instead of gasoline or diesel fuel. Using hydrogen as an energy carrier would also allow consumers to refuel their much faster than with other options.

“Investing in Clean Transport:
Why is the future so bright for hydrogen fuel?”

By 2050, Hydrogen Fuel could save up to 68 million tonnes of fuel and eliminate almost 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions. That’s equivalent to 200 million flights over the Atlantic, and a significant contribution to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.

If you want a real “wow factor”, then consider this: Hydrogen is found all around us – even in our bodies… it’s the most abundant element in the universe – but we have yet to tap into its full potential for use as an alternative clean fuel. Hydrogen can be used for heating as well as electricity generation (instead of fossil fuels).

It goes without saying that Hydrogen fuel and the benefits for transport and mobility is a significant development in the environmental sector. Hydrogen cars are becoming more popular all over the world, including Europe and Japan.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (HFCV) or Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicle (HHV), are powered by Hydrogen. Hydrogen fuel offers consistent energy and fast refueling time. Hydrogen fuel produces no emissions, with only water being released by combustion, making it very environmentally friendly too. Hydrogens HFCVs have been around since the 1990s, but they have been slow to become mainstream as they tended to be more expensive than traditional petrol-powered carsHydrogen cars are becoming more popular all over the world, including Europe and Japan.

Hydrogen is found all around us – even in our bodies – it’s one of the most abundant elements in the universe but we have yet to tap into its full potential for use as an alternative clean fuel. Hydrogen can be used for heating as well as in air transport.

While the benefits of Hydrogen fuel for air transport have been well researched and documented, Hydrogen is still in its infancy as an alternative fuel source on land. Hydrogen for fuel has several advantages over other fuels and only emits water vapor from car exhausts. Hydrogen-powered airplanes can use existing infrastructure and so your next implementation will require adjustments to implement your distribution, but not a build of the infrastructure from scratch. What provides facilities for an advance in the use of hydrogen as fuel.

According to the Hydrogen Council, Hydrogen holds 85% lower emissions than conventional fossil-fuel cars and 45% less than diesel engines at the tailpipe alone!

Hydrogen-powered also emits zero local pollutants such as particulates or sulfur oxides making them ideal for cities that suffer high levels of pollution affecting both people’s health but also the beauty of the city. Hydrogen Fuel is also a more efficient use of energy than ethanol – one gallon of Hydrogen fuel can produce 3x the energy as an equivalent amount of ethanol which results in better miles per gallon from Hydrogen fuel.

In conclusion, Hydrogen fuel is a cleaner, more efficient option than ethanol. But it doesn’t stop there – hydrogen-powered transportation is also less expensive to maintain and has lower emissions in comparison with conventional fossil-fuel transports. The future of transportation will be powered by hydrogen if we want our cities to become healthier and more beautiful for generations to come. Which side are you on?

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Jorge J. Peraza

Jorge is a serial entrepreneur with 18 years of experience in the world of Software Engineering. He has worked on several projects for Fortune 500 companies and has always been committed to developing user-oriented solutions that help improve resource consumption and optimize processes. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about innovation, motivating people to develop their potentials, and being an inventor by creating innovative solutions for everyday life issues.