Here are 7 Fun Facts about Hydrogen
and Fuel Cells. Sir William Robert Grove is credited with creating the first hydrogen fuel cell nearly 200 years ago. Thousands of stationary fuel cell
systems exist worldwide, providing power for hospitals, hotels, data centers, and
college campuses. Hydrogen fuel cells also play a large role in sustainable
transportation. Fuel cells can be used to power buses, airplanes, boats, submarines, motorcycles, forklifts, and trains. They’ve also been used to power satellites, space
capsules, and even a space shuttle. Hydrogen-powered cars are zero-emission
vehicles, meaning they only emit water and do not pollute the environment. The average hydrogen fuel cell car can drive over 300 miles on a single tank and fueling time takes only 3 to 5 minutes. Yo, get me some chips while you’re at it! NREL’s cutting-edge research will help lower costs, increase reliability, and support even more advancements in hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells. Happy National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day!