We’re often asked “But how does your Hydrogen Fuel Cell power system get the Hydrogen?” Let’s take a few minutes to explore the world of Hydrogen:
- Production Sources: Hydrogen can be made using many energy sources, including wind, solar, biogas/biomass, and natural gas.
- Safe Transportation & Delivery: Hydrogen is transported safely through 700 miles of US pipelines and 70 million gallons of liquid hydrogen is transported annually by truck over US highways without major incident.*
- Product Amounts: Approximately 10-11 million metric tons of hydrogen are produced in the US each year; enough to power 20-30 million cars or 5-8 million homes.**
- Where is Hydrogen Made?: Much of the hydrogen produced in the US is done so in conjunction with oil or chemical production, and much of this hydrogen is produced in three states: California, Louisiana, and Texas.**
- Liquid or Gas?: Hydrogen is a gas at ambient conditions and is a liquid under cryogenic conditions (-423.17F / -252.87C)
- Where is Hydrogen Used?: 58% of the hydrogen produced today is used in refining gasoline. It’s also used in fertilizers, food processing, and for making consumer products like toothpaste and laundry detergents.
- Lighter than Air: Hydrogen is 14 times lighter than air. It travels up into the atmosphere at 40 mph / 64kmph.
- Global Availability: Hydrogen is an abundant, naturally occurring element and every region of the world can create its hydrogen from its own resources.
- Environmentally Safe Fuel: Hydrogen is non-toxic, non-polluting, and environmentally benign.
- Zero Generation of Waste: Excess solar and wind energy that would normally be lost can be used to generate hydrogen for storage and later use.
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*Source: DOE. **Source: EIA.