Hydrogen Economy One Baby Step Closer

24 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Hydrogen Economy One Baby Step Closer</h1><p>May 24 (LPAC)--The first U.S. fleet test of hydrogen as a fuel for transport, got off the ground with the opening of a hydrogen fuel station in Central Florida. The station took two years to build, and will service a fleet of 16 shuttle buses.</p><p>Hydrogen is a viable replacement for petroleum with the development of abundant nuclear power. Hydrogen is plentiful, but found in combination with other elements, such as H20--water. To use it as a fuel requires separating out the hydrogen, using electrolysis or thermochemical splitting, which is most efficiently done with nuclear energy.</p><p>The Florida hydrogen fueling station, built by Chevron, joins a network of five other fueling stations nationwide. The station in Florida is the only one that is set up for fleet operations at present, according to today's USA Today and the Washington Times. The buses will transport people from the Orlando Airport to the Central Florida Convention Center and other popular tourist sites.</p></div></body>