Economic, abundant and produces near-zero emissions
In its simplest form, a hydrogen fuel cell creates electricity by combining hydrogen gas and oxygen to form water. The electricity is then used to power electric motors or is stored in batteries for later use. Hydrogen can be produced by several methods. Net life cycle emissions depend on the energy sources, typically natural gas or electricity, used for production. Electricity, clean water and warm air are the only byproducts at the “tailpipe”.
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Hydrogen Fuel in Ohio
Hydrogen in Ohio
In 2015, more than $100 million in fuel cell components were purchased from Ohio companies
An additional $150 million was invested in 2015 by Ohio industry fuel cell development
Hydrogen fuel economy is equivalent to about twice that of gasoline vehicles. Hydrogen is abundant, and can be made from conventional fossil or renewable energy sources.
Analyses show that widespread market penetration could create 180,000 new jobs in the United States by 2020 and 675,000 jobs by 2035. In Ohio, the industry already employs 2,500 workers in the state, with an anticipated 5,000 by 2022.