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Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier

Summary Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier

An engineer demonstrates a PEMFC at Université de Belfort-Montbéliard in France. © TOTAL / CECCONI Michel

Scientists have known about hydrogen’s ability to carry energy for many years. The need for a successful energy transition has sparked renewed interest in hydrogen among researchers and manufacturers, with real-world applications, such as hydrogen-powered vehicles, already emerging.

FR - fabrication de l'hydrogène

HydrogenThe simplest and lightest atom, the most abundant element in the universe. is the most abundant chemical element in the universe, found in the Sun, other stars and the gas planets in our solar system. It occurs naturally on Earth, but not in large enough quantities to be produced cost-competitively. It therefore needs to be separated from other elements.

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