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Hydrogen refuel station unveiled

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A hydrogen refuelling station which could be installed in the home as an alternative to visiting a petrol station has been unveiled.

    Users will need a hydrogen-powered car to go with it although the system can also be used for heating and cooking.

    Hydrogen has long been touted as an alternative energy source to carbon-hungry fossil fuels.

    One of the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of fuel-cell vehicles is the lack of hydrogen fuelling stations.

    To be used as a fuel, hydrogen must first be produced using another energy source.

    While some scientists are hopeful of the fuel uses of hydrogen, many others are sceptical because it is inefficient to produce, expensive to transport and to convert into electricity.

    A home refuelling station could provide much needed infrastructure to kick-start a hydrogen-based economy, thinks Sheffield-based ITM Power, the firm behind the system.

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