Hydrogen Energy Advantages And Disadvantages

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Hydrogen is the most basic of the elements and is made up of a single proton and electron. Hydrogen is a very abundant source but does not exist in a separate form of matter, it is found usually combined with other elements. Separating hydrogen gas from the element it is combined to requires a lot of work but produces a powerful nearly clean source of energy and as a gas it can be used in fuel cells to power engines.
The hydrogen economy in South African is under consideration in an effort to develop hydrogen into a clean reliable and safe alternative energy source to that of fossil fuels. Hydrogen is an energy carrier and is used to store and distribute energy and can be used to create electricity as well as can be used to replace the petrol powered engines used in vehicles.
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The article states that hydrogen energy is an important part of the development of a clean energy plan. Hydrogen is the most basic of elements (made up of one proton and electron) as such is can be found in abundance, but not separately. If is usually found combined with other elements, to separate the hydrogen gas requires a lot of work, but the gas produced is highly powerful and can be used as fuel cells to power engines. The advantages of hydrogen energy is that it is readily available, no harmful emissions are a by-product of it therefore make the energy environmentally friendly, hydrogen energy can be used to fuel rockets, it is also fuel efficient and renewable. However there are disadvantages to hydrogen energy as well such hydrogen gas is volatile therefore making working with it hazardous. Hydrogen gas and energy is expensive, highly flammable and will not easily replace existing infrastructure. Hydrogen is hard to move around therefore making storage for it difficult. Hydrogen energy is also has a dependency on fossil fuels, as the fossil fuels are needed to separate the gas from the
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