Question: What is the fuel source for hydrogen combustion?
Answer: Hydrogen combustion uses hydrogen as its fuel source. The hydrogen is stored in its liquid state, mostly to save space, and then converted to a gas for combustion. The combustion is used to drive a shaft which converts that energy into mechanical energy that issued to do work like drive a car or generate electricity. Hydrogen has a lot of energy so it makes a great fuel to run an engine, but unfortunately it is also highly volatile which means it is dangerous to store and transport because it will burn quickly when given even a small amount of energy to start the combustion and so needs to be handled carefully. New technologies include hydrogen fuel reactors which combine the hydrogen with oxygen to create an electrical current that can then be used to drive an electric motor or other electrical device.
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