Is hydrogen fuel a renewable resource?





Question: Is hydrogen fuel a renewable resource?

Answer: Hydrogen fuel can be a renewable resource when it is produced using specific methods. Biomass undergoing pyrolysis (essentially combustion with limited oxygen) can produce hydrogen under specific conditioning. Certain algae deprived of sulfur will instead produce hydrogen. Also hydrogen can be produced from water using electricity. If this electricity comes from a renewable source using photovoltaics, wind turbines, etc the resulting hydrogen is a renewable resource.

It’s important to remember that all of these processes use water which has to be recreated. Hydrogen and Oxygen won’t simply become water if put together. Some amount of energy is required to break the bonds from H2 and O2 to H2O and O. This happens through various sources such as lightning.

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