Hydrogen Applications

Picture this.

Tons of cargo – from food to clothing, building material to medicines, moving across the seas on ships powered by hydrogen. Reaching port, they are unloaded by cranes that run on hydrogen power, and moved around warehouses by fuel cell fork lifts and other logistical vehicles.

Hydrogen Across Industries

Hydrogen can be used as a fuel for vehicles, either in the form of hydrogen gas or as a component of a fuel cell. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have several advantages over traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, including zero emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

Hydrogen can be used to store excess energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power. The hydrogen can then be used as a fuel when the demand for energy is high or when the renewable energy source is not available.

Hydrogen is used in a variety of industrial processes, including oil refining, chemical synthesis, and food processing. It is often used as a raw material or a reactant in these processes.

Hydrogen is used as a fuel for rockets and other spacecraft, due to its high energy density and ability to burn cleanly.

Hydrogen can be used as a fuel for heating buildings and homes. It can be burned directly in a traditional furnace, or it can be used in a fuel cell to generate electricity, which can then be used to power a heating system.

Transportation By The Numbers

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Passenger Vehicles On the Road

Illustration of a hydrogen-powered truck.

Hydrogen Trucks on the Road

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Buses on the Road

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Passenger Trains in Operation

Fueling Infrastructure

The availability of stations providing reasonably priced hydrogen in places where vehicles will be deployed remains a key challenge to the adoption of this technology for Trucking, Fleet Vehicles, Buses, and Cars.

In mid-2021, there were 48 open retail hydrogen stations in the United States. Additionally, there were at least 60 stations in various stages of planning or construction. Most of the existing and planned stations were in California, with one in Hawaii and 14 planned for the Northeastern states.

To learn more about hydrogen fueling stations we encourage you to visit our partners at the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership. Their website includes maps of current stations and instructions for hydrogen station fueling.

CGA Standards for Hydrogen
Storage Applications

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