Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is the lightest of all elements and gases. In recent years, hydrogen has come to the forefront as an alternative, environmentally, friendly fuel. As an energy carrier, hydrogen provides many advantages versus other alternatives, particularly when used in a fuel cell.
Hydrogen is found in nature in combination with other elements. Natural gas (methane) and various renewable resources contain hydrogen and are the feedstocks for production of this molecule around the world.
Air Products is the world’s leading hydrogen supplier. It owns and operates over 100 hydrogen plants producing more than seven million kilograms (three billion standard cubic feet) per day of hydrogen and it maintains the world’s largest hydrogen distribution network.
Air Products has more than 60 years of hydrogen experience and an extensive patent portfolio in hydrogen dispensing technology. The company has been involved in more than 250 hydrogen fueling projects in over 20 countries worldwide. Cars, trucks, vans, buses and many other vehicles have been fueled using Air Products’ hydrogen.