Essay on Hydrogen Cars: Helping the Earth One Car at a Time

Better Essays
If you knew your house was going to collapse at a predetermined time if you did not change your habits, would you continue with what you were doing or change? This is the question we must ask ourselves. We call Earth home, yet we continue to help in its eminent destruction. We as humans must be conscious of our ways and change for the better of our planet. Gasoline powered vehicles are on the decline. Hydrogen is on its way to remove gasoline as the world’s fuel. Hydrogen powered cars are rising in popularity for many reasons such as low emissions and efficiency, but there are major obstacles in the way. Hydrogen as a fuel is the change needed to save the world from global warming. One of the leading contributors to the destruction of…show more content…
The current passes through the water and as it does, a chemical reaction takes place. Everyday water turns into its natural elements: hydrogen and oxygen. The beauty of electrolysis is that any form of electricity can be used, including renewable energy like wind and solar. Through this process we can extract hydrogen gas from water only to be reunited with oxygen and form water once more. With the use of renewable energy and the process of electrolysis, we can have a virtually never-ending supply of fuel for the future. The next big question is what will power electrolysis. Many scientists are leaning towards wind power. There are several ways in which the power can reach the electrolyzing plants. The first option would be to have the electrolyzing station at the base of the wind turbines. This would provide a sufficient amount of hydrogen, and the price would be anywhere from $5.55/kg to $2.27/kg. The second option would be to have several turbines set up and remotely send power to the electrolyzing plant. This way will allow the station to run extremely efficiently. The station would only produce hydrogen if the wind was blowing. The fact that several wind turbines are set up in various locations makes the chance of the wind blowing on at least one turbine relatively high. This in turn will bring the prices down to around $4.03/kg to $2.33/kg (Levene, Kroposki, and Sverdrup). Steam reforming is the number one producer of hydrogen to date. The United
Get Access