Hydrogen (H2), the most abundant element on earth is typically found in compounds such as methane (CH4) and water (H2O), from which it can be extracted and used as a fuel. Hydrogen has gained significant interest as a fuel for the future because using hydrogen to power vehicles results in no direct emissions of greenhouse gases or any local pollutant emissions. Hydrogen can also be produced from a wide range of low and zero carbon energy sources and can be used as a fuel by most vehicle types from small cars through to ferries and trains. This means hydrogen represents one of very few options for the complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector.
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We aim to promote the role of hydrogen and fuel cells to enable them to become key components of our future low carbon economy on the island of Ireland.