Hydrogen Gas

The Pros and Cons

The Pros

  1. Hydrogen is rich in origin like natural gas and water

  2. Hydrogen is very gentle to the environment, unlike fossil fuels and it’s actually free of pollen

  3. Hydrogen fuel cells in a car doesn’t produces zero discharge; the only thing coming out of the exhaust of the car is heat and water vapor

  4. Making hydrogen fuel cells doesn’t release pollution, made with renewable sources like water and solar energy that are used in the production of fuel cells

  5. Hydrogen fuel is almost 3 times productive as gasoline

  6. Hydrogen could be made domestically from several sources, making our dependence on petroleum imports much smaller

  7. Hydrogen makes no air pollutants or greenhouse gases when it’s used in fuel cells - it produces only nitrogen oxides when burned in the internal combustion engines of the passenger cars

The Cons

  1. Hydrogen isn’t always as clean to make

  2. It’s very expensive to extract hydrogen from water

  3. The non-renewable sources of hydrogen, being natural gas and oil, are inexpensive, but using them drains our fossil fuel supply

  4. The Carbon Dioxide that is released in the production process of hydrogen from the fossil fuels neutralizes any good thing to the environment

  5. Hydrogen that escapes during the making process could break down the ozone layer even more than it already is and inflame global warming

  6. Scientists are still trying to find ways to store hydrogen

  7. Because of it’s low energy density, hydrogen needs to be stored and moved under high pressure in the process making it bulky and impractical

  8. Just like gasoline, hydrogen is very flammable, but unlike gasoline, it doesn’t have an odor

  9. Since it doesn’t have an odor, sensors would be the only way to find out if there was a leak before the hydrogen could combust into flames

  10. There is also an issue on the need to provide enough hydrogen fuel stations for cars all over the country.