Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The Basics

Hydrogen (H2) is an alternative fuel that can be produced from domestic resources. Although in its market infancy as a transportation fuel, government and industry are working towards clean, economical, and safe hydrogen production and distribution for use in fuel cell vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles are beginning to enter the consumer market in localized regions domestically and around the world. The market is also developing for buses, material handling equipment, ground support equipment, medium and heavy duty vehicles, and stationary applications.

The interest in hydrogen as an alternative transportation fuel stems from its ability to power fuel cells in zero-emission electric vehicles, its potential for domestic production, and the fuel cell’s potential for high efficiency. In fact, a fuel cell is two to three times more efficient than an internal combustion engine running on gasoline. In North Carolina the demand is currently low and this fuel is not cost effective. With advancements in technology and research this fuel will become more commonly used. 

Advantages

Ecologically Friendly

The emissions associated with gasoline and diesel vehicles are not produced with hydrogen, only water and warm air are released with hydrogen. 

Energy Independence

Hydrogen can be produced from numerous domestic resources decreasing our dependence on foreign products.

Engine Benefits

Fuel cell electric vehicles are two to three times more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles running on gasoline.

Considerations

Hydrogens energy content by volume is low causing storage problems, especially because high pressures, low temperatures, and chemical processes are needed. To make hydrogen fuel cells competitive in the fuel market, prices will need to be reduced dramatically.

Local Partners

OneH2

OneH2 delivers hydrogen fuel that’s ready for “immediate use” – already converted to high-pressure gaseous fuel that takes only minutes to dispense.  Their system monitors your daily fuel usage through web-based telemetrics to alert them when to schedule the next fuel delivery and trailer swap-out. With OneH2, you only pay for what you use.