4 Reasons 2017 Will Be Big for Hydrogen
CHICAGO -- While hydrogen as a transportation fuel has faced many challenges over the years—little fueling infrastructure, few vehicle options and high development costs—the winds appear to be shifting in its favor.
At the Davos economic forum in Switzerland earlier this year, some of the world’s largest oil companies and automakers agreed to encourage the use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel to help global efforts to meet goals under the Paris climate agreement, Reuters reported.
"In this context, we are convinced that the unique contribution that hydrogen solutions offer needs to be strongly reaffirmed now," the participants said in a statement. They include oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Total, as well as automakers Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Daimler and BMW.
Here in the United States, the alternative fuel is beginning a growth spurt that could take it far beyond its traditional California markets.
Here are four ways the hydrogen market is advancing ...