Busting hydrogen myths: Sustainability


The world is searching for an alternative to fossil fuels, and hydrogen is becoming a more common replacement in the transportation sector. Hydrogen can be used in short- and long-haul applications and is more cost-effective than other available power sources. Therefore, it is quickly becoming a more prominent solution to the problem of fossil-fuel-based carbon emissions.

Additionally, the infrastructure necessary for hydrogen refuelling mirrors the one in place for fossil fuels (Figure 1), meaning the investment necessary to build hydrogen infrastructure will be significantly lower than building an electric infrastructure from the ground up.

But as hydrogen’s popularity surges, critics of the technology have emerged to spread misinformation about what switching to hydrogen fuel really means. Previous articles in this series have debunked many of the most common myths surrounding hydrogen as a fuel, proving that hydrogen is safe and viable as a long-range mobility fuel and is cost-effective. The final myth to be debunked is whether hydrogen is sustainable and environmentally friendly. As you will learn, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.

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