Hydrogen Might Become Best Future Fuel for Various Trucks
What do we know about Hydrogen? We know that Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, and flammable gas that is currently used to power trucks, buses, trains, and some cars.
Now experts are saying that hydrogen could become the best fuel in the future for all kinds of trucks. Not only trucks, but ferries and freighters on the Great Lakes.
According to mlive.com:
The U.S. Department of Energy just announced a $7 billion program to fund regional clean hydrogen hubs– called “H2 hubs” – across the country as part of the federal bipartisan infrastructure law. The hubs would expectedly ramp up clean hydrogen production and distribution.
You really can't go wrong with hydrogen being produced from clean energy. That's the way of the world these days. It's all about clean energy.
A lot of studying has been taking place regarding hydrogen and clean energy. In fact, the University of Michigan had this to say, courtesy of mlive.com:
Researchers at the University of Michigan studied hydrogen’s potential role in the clean-energy transition away from fossil fuels, exploring ways the planet’s lightest element could power heavy-duty trucking and shipping. The best hydrogen-fuel potential in Michigan’s future is in the transportation sector, specifically medium- and heavy-duty trucks on interstate highways, the study found.
Hydrogen does have some people concerned, mostly about our environment. Several environmentalists feel that there is concern of certain green house pollutants contributing to global warming.
But hydrogen can be derived using electric currents from wind, solar, or nuclear sources that produce few if any emissions contributing to climate change. Such “clean hydrogen” releases only water as a byproduct when used in a fuel cell.
Michigan does have potential to use hydrogen in passenger ferries on the Great Lakes, as well as freight trains on the Chicago to Detroit and Port Huron routes.