Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hydrogen as Fuel

Hydrogen fuel 101

Hydrogen is a gas that is industrially produced from a number of sources but the most common is methane or other fossil fuels. Hydrogen is made up of atoms that include one proton in each of them. Stars are made primarily of hydrogen. The sun is the giant ball that includes hydrogen and helium gases. In the sun’s core the hydrogen atoms combine and thereby form helium atoms that give off radiant energy. This process is known as fusion. This energy is what sustains the life on the earth as well as giving us light and keeps our planet alive. Hydrogen is able to rise in the air since it is lighter than air and that is the main reason why it can not be found on earth and can only be found in compound form with other various elements. Read more.

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