A hydrogen economy doesn’t make sense…with current technology

It’s not the generation of hydrogen (e.g., via electrolysis) that is problematic.  The real issue is with how to store and transport the element in a cost-effective fashion.  Compression and liquefaction, as Ulf Bossel points out, is too energy-intensive.

But it is not necessarily due to fundamental laws of physics, either, as the article claims.  It is conceivable that we may discover a material that bonds with hydrogen atoms densely and allows the hydrogen atoms to be released easily when needed.  There are no physical laws that says this cannot happen.


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