Hydrogen Explained

Hydrogen Explained

Hydrogen is the simplest, smallest and most abundant substance in the universe. It is clean, safe, colourless, odourless, tasteless, non-toxic and non-poisonous.

Hydrogen is not naturally found in its pure form and has to be extracted before it can be used. However, hydrogen is already produced in large volumes as part of industrial processes. It can be made from natural gas or through steam reforming but the use of electrolysis is becoming increasingly common.

Renewably-powered electrolysis (the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen) produces “green” hydrogen which can be utilised in a fuel cell. The only by-products are heat and water, therefore using hydrogen as a fuel can reduce vehicle emissions by up to 100%.

Hydrogen can be produced locally which will reduce our reliance on international energy suppliers and increases each countries energy security.

Hydrogen is most commonly stored as a gas in super-secure airtight containers. It can easily and quickly be dispersed into the tanks of hydrogen vehicles giving the ease of quick refuelling times without the harmful emissions associated with fossil-based fuels.