Other Uses of Hydrogen
Hydrogen is used extensively today to make ammonia, methanol, gasoline, heating oil, and rocket fuel. It is also used to make fertilizers, glass, refined metals, vitamins, cosmetics, semiconductor circuits, soaps, lubricants, cleaners, and even margarine and peanut butter.
Hydrogen can fuel today’s internal combustion engine vehicles.
Hydrogen can fuel tomorrow’s fuel-cell vehicles.
Hydrogen can replace today’s natural gas for heating and cooling homes and powering hot water heaters.
Existing wind and hydroelectric plants can produce hydrogen to store energy during off-peak hours.
Hydrogen production from hydrocarbons can also produce carbon, which, made into carbon fiber, has ten times the strength of steel. With more research, this carbon could be used for automobile bodies and structural members.