Why Hydrogen?

A fuel for the future

Hydrogen made with renewable energy is completely carbon-free. And when you turn it into electricity, the only emission is water. It's also easy to store and transport, allowing us to use renewable energy sources to their full potential. Plus, hydrogen is literally everywhere, which makes it an exciting source of power too.

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No CO2 emissions Making electricity from hydrogen doesn't produce any carbon dioxide. By using renewable energy to separate the hydrogen, the entire process is completely emission-free. Which makes this an ideal form of green energy - so we can all breathe a little easier.
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An unlimited supply Hydrogen can be extracted from a wide range of substances. including oil, gas, biofuels, sewage sludge and water - and our planet has lots of water. So we're never going to run out of hydrogen, which means energy security for everyone and peace of mind for our grandchildren.
 
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Easy to store and transport Electricity can be difficult to store and convey over long distances, but by using electricity to extract hydrogen, both storage and transport become simple. This method sees renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power - which are often dependent on the time of year or their location - used in a much more efficient way.
 
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Locally produced - benefiting our next generation A major advantage of hydrogen is that it provides an energy infrastructure that can be locally produced, meaning countries can power themselves independently without having to rely on external energy suppliers. This means that our children will be able to enjoy energy security - for generations to come.
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Frequently asked questions

How do I refuel? Is it easy?

Yes, in fact the process is extremely simple as it’s really no different than filling up a conventional car.

How long does it take to refuel? Is it long?

No, it’s take roughly 3-5 minutes! Which is basically the same time it would take to refuel a gasoline car – and much quicker than that of an electric vehicle.

Do hydrogen vehicles perform and accelerate like gasoline-powered vehicles?

Yes. In fact, hydrogen vehicles arguably have better acceleration than most gasoline-powered vehicles. The energy that propels the vehicle down the road has fewer moving parts to power or travel through.

Are hydrogen vehicles safe?

Hydrogen is an extremely safe fuel. The gas is stored in secure airtight tanks, and in the extremely unlikely event of a leak there wouldn’t be any build-up. Instead, as hydrogen is lighter than air, it would escape quickly and harmlessly into the atmosphere.

What's so good about hydrogen?

Hydrogen made with renewable energy is completely carbon-free. And when you turn it into electricity, the only emission is water. It’s also easy to store and transport, allowing us to use renewable energy sources to their full potential.

Where do we get hydrogen from?

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, so we can extract it from all sorts of substances. Including oil, gas, biofuels, sewage sludge and water. And because it’s all around us, we’ll never run out, guaranteeing energy security for years to come.

What is hydrogen used for?

As well as Mirai, we use hydrogen in forklift trucks and fuel cell buses. Hydrogen fuel cells are also used to power factories, refrigerate warehouses and heat homes.

How do we get the hydrogen we need?

Hydrogen can be found almost anywhere, and fortunately there are several ways to extract it. One is electrolysis, which involves passing an electric current through water. Another is steam reforming, where methane is combined with high-temperature steam, while gasification involves heating organic materials to high temperatures.
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