Hydrogen is likely
to be the fuel of the future – though it's a technology with
Engineers at the UK's University of Birmingham are urgently
working towards an alternative to the fossil fuels we have come to
rely on - and the answer is most likely to be hydrogen.
Hydrogen stores a lot of energy, and has long been used as a
natural fuel for space craft. Now it's being seen as the fuel to
drive our cars and economy into the future.
Experts estimate that as early as the year 2010 we may need
viable alternatives to traditional fuel sources. Environmental
concerns and a finite supply means the days of fossil fuels are
Hydrogen is considered a clean fuel that has a minimum impact on
the environment nearly eliminating the levels of carbon dioxide and
other greenhouse gas emissions. It is safe to manufacture,
reliable and environmentally friendly.