Hydrogen technologies

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Hydrogen technologies are technologies that relate to the production and use of hydrogen. Hydrogen technologies are applicable for many uses.

Some hydrogen technologies are carbon neutral and could have a role in preventing climate change and a possible future hydrogen economy.

Hydrogen is not in and of itself an energy source, because it is not naturally occurring as a fuel. It is, however widely regarded as an ideal energy storage medium, due to the ease with which electric power can convert water into its hydrogen and oxygen components through electrolysis.

The potential environmental impact depends primarily on the methods used to generate the hydrogen fuel.

Fuel cells[edit]

Main article: Fuel cell
Further information: Glossary of fuel cell terms

Hydrogen infrastructure[edit]

Hydrogen storage[edit]

Main article: Hydrogen storage

Hydrogen vehicles[edit]

Main article: Hydrogen vehicles
Further information: List of fuel cell vehicles

Historic hydrogen filled airships[edit]

Hydrogen powered cars[edit]

Hydrogen fueling nozzle

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Hydrogen powered planes[edit]

Possible future aircraft using precooled jet engines include Reaction Engines Skylon and the Reaction Engines A2.

Hydrogen powered rockets[edit]

The following rockets were/are partially or completely propelled by hydrogen fuel:

Related technologies[edit]

Environmental[edit]

Nuclear[edit]

Organic chemistry[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

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