Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles

Hydrogen is hailed as a non-polluting synthetic fuel that could replace oil, especially for transport applications. The technology to make this a reality — particularly hydrogen-storage materials — has been a long time coming, but the first commercial vehicles might now be only a few years away.

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Figure 1: A hydrogen fuel cell.
Figure 2: Mechanisms of hydrogen storage.

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Schlapbach, L. Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Nature 460, 809–811 (2009).

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