Just like the Jetsons – hydrogen has been used for space flight since the 1950s.
Hydrogen is often seen as the clean fuel of the future. Using the most abundant element in our universe, hydrogen can be produced in multiple ways – by reforming natural gas, electrolyzing water, and even fermentation. Hydrogen has the potential to become the basis of a pollution-free transportation system if it can be produced with renewable energy to power fuel cell vehicles.
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Fuel cell vehicles combine electricity and hydrogen for propulsion, generating only water and heat as emissions. Fuel cell propulsion is also thought to be two to three times more efficient than a standard internal combustion engine. While Washington State currently does not possess the infrastructure for hydrogen-fueled vehicles, the region’s clean and inexpensive energy could allow the state to support fuel cell vehicles once hydrogen becomes in-demand.