Hydrogen fuel gets a push

The prospect of using hydrogen as a viable and safe transportation fuel has never quite fully recovered from the Hindenburg dirigible disaster that occurred on May 6, 1937.Recent estimates by the Alternative Fuels Data Center, an internet database containing information about alternate fuels, would suggest that it may in fact be 2-3 decades before hydrogen emerges as a feasible transportation fuel, and even then, "perhaps only in fuel cell-powered vehicles."Hydrogen's acceptance into the world's fuel mix continues to be hampered, despite reports in recent years that hydrogen may have played little, if any, part in the Hindenburg fire.A November 1997 Popular Science article by Mari...

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