The Hydrogen Economy
If the fuel cell is to become the modern steam engine, basic research must provide breakthroughs in understanding, materials, and design to make a hydrogen-based energy system a vibrant and competitive force.
George W. Crabtree, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, and Michelle V. Buchanan
Figure 1. The hydrogen economy as a network of primary energy sources linked to multiple end uses through hydrogen as an energy carrier. Hydrogen adds flexibility to energy production and use by linking naturally with fossil, nuclear, renewable, and electrical energy forms: Any of those energy sources can be used to make hydrogen.
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