What is hydrogen?

Hydrogen (H) is the simplest, lightest and most abundant element in the universe and has been used for a wide variety of industrial applications for more than 100 years. It is now recognised as a viable power source for vehicles with the potential to eliminate carbon emissions and reduce dependence on oil-based fuels.

In nature, hydrogen is always found attached to another element such as oxygen in water (H2O) or carbon in methane (CH4) and other hydrocarbons. To produce pure H2 hydrogen fuel, hydrogen is split from water by an electrolysis process or from hydrocarbons by a reformation reaction.

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A fuel for the future

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Refuelling an FCEV is a very similar process to filling up a conventional car with petrol or diesel, via a nozzle and fuel pipe. Refuelling is quick, easy and takes anywhere between three to five minutes.

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