If governments auctioned off monopoly rights to produce and distribute clean fuels, Big Oil might be forced to buy into a greener transport future.
Hydrogen is feted as the key to a dynamic green economy. But is it the best choice for decarbonisation in all cases?
Hydrogen may bomb.
Everyone loves the idea of H2 cars, but they come with a huge disadvantage.
The future of British motoring?
It may seem a long way away, but a 2035 ban requires investment and major changes right now.
The year 2030 may not seem far away, but a decade is a long time in technological terms. Widespread automation, electrification, and connectivity are set to revolutionise the car of the future.
NASA has launched all of its space shuttle missions using hydrogen as fuel.
Ever watched a space shuttle launch? The fuel used to thrust these huge structures away from Earth’s gravitational pull is hydrogen. Hydrogen could also be used as a household energy source.
FaHyence hydrogene filling station in action.
The development of a hydrogen charging station has made it possible to run vehicles without producing greenhouse gases.
A battery electric vehicle in The University of Queensland’s vehicle fleet.
It’s unclear exactly what mix of technologies will drive the zero-emission vehicles of the future. But in terms of ‘well-to-wheel’ efficiency, electric batteries outperform hydrogen.
What a gas: one of Moreland’s new hydrogen-powered garbage trucks.
A local council goes for hydrogen. A state government goes for lithium and mirrors. They are taking punts on technology. What are the risks?
Volvo might be the first car company to go all-electric, but it’s far from the market leader and petrol will continue to be relied upon.
NASA/Northrop Grumman/William Furlong
Plans to send a satellite around the moon using fuel from water point to a renewable future.
Back to basics in the home of the fuel cell.
Will the Rasa be a clean slate for the advancement of fuel cell cars?
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The VW emissions scandal is an opportunity to forge ahead with fuel cell technology for cars.
Back on the road: a hydrogen-fuelled car at a US trade show.
We hear a lot about wind, solar and nuclear energy in the fight to reduce carbon emissions, but it seems we’ve forgotten about hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen — made by splitting water — was considered energy-intensive…
BBC presenter Quentin Willson fills up at Nottingham’s hydrogen station.
The promise that hydrogen cars would help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector has been with us for a couple of decades. Readers may well have wondered what, like hoverboards, has…