Jan 14, 2023

Hydrogen Will Not Save Us. Here’s Why

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Replacing fossil fuel with hydrogen seems like an ideal solution to make transportation environmentally friendly and to provide a backup for intermittent energy sources like solar and wind. But how environmentally friendly is hydrogen really? And how sustainable is it, given that hydrogen fuel cells rely on supply of rare metals like platinum and iridium? In this video, we have collected all the relevant numbers for you.

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Many thanks to Jordi Busqué for helping with this video

00:00 Intro.
00:49 Hydrogen Basics.
03:39 The Hydrogen Market.
06:04 The Colours Of Hydrogen.
12:11 Water Supply.
13:34 The Cold Start Problem.
14:05 Rare Metal Shortages.
15:55 Hydrogen Embrittlement.
16:45 Summary.
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