As countries around the globe seek to mitigate the dangers of disruptive climate change, alternatives to fossil fuels are being urgently sought. One of these is hydrogen, which has many of the advantages of both fossil fuels and renewable sources such as wind and solar.
It can be produced with low or zero-emissions and can be stored and transported. It is also clean burning, producing only water as a by-product.
Despite its evident advantages, hydrogen also has its drawbacks. It can lead to pipelines that carry it becoming brittle and it is also three times less energy dense than methane, the major component of natural gas.1
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