Hydrogen Fuel Cells
The promise of Hydrogen Energy is the most promising form of Clean Fuel for Americans. With the development of non volatile Hydrogen Fuel Systems, we anticipate shifting away from petroleum as our primary fuel source. There are a number of ways to access hydrogen. Nuclear power plants and natural gas burners release hydrogen as a natural by-product. Electrolysis uses electricity to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen can be captured using one of these means. This hydrogen can then be used in fuel cell batteries to power electric vehicles. Fuel cell technology works in the reverse of electrolysis. It combines the hydrogen with oxygen to create water and electricity. Therefore, fuel cell vehicles can be plugged into homes and businesses to supplement the energy draw of these buildings. This cross charging capability makes this technology important for our future energy needs. Hydrogen fuel cells are proving to be safe, since the hydrogen can be condensed into an inert chemical compound. There is also significant progress being made in the use of Gallium as an additive to Water to out gas Hydrogen. This new technology could make transportation as easy as putting a handful of Gallium particles in a water tank, and off you go!