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Hydrogen Energy Basics (Text Version)

This is the text version of the video "Hydrogen Energy Basics."

Here are 7 fun facts about hydrogen and fuel cells.

  1. Sir William Robert Grove is credited with creating the first hydrogen fuel cell nearly 200 years ago.

  2. Thousands of stationary fuel cell systems exist worldwide, providing power for hospitals, hotels, data centers, and college campuses.

  3. Hydrogen fuel cells also play a large role in sustainable transportation. Fuel cells can be used to power buses, airplanes, boats, submarines, motorcycles, forklifts, and trains.

  4. They've also been used to power satellites, space capsules, and even a space shuttle.

  5. Hydrogen-powered cars are zero-emission vehicles, meaning they only emit water and do not pollute the environment.

  6. The average hydrogen fuel cell car can drive over 300 miles on a single tank, and fueling time takes only 3 to 5 minutes.

  7. NREL's cutting-edge research will help lower costs, increase reliability, and support even more advancement in hydrogen fuel cells.

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