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See how this green hydrogen pant converts water into clean fuel

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🗞️ Driving the news: A groundbreaking industrial plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, is producing green hydrogen from water using renewable electricity, aiming to create cleaner fuel for planes, ships, and trucks
• This could revolutionize fuel production, significantly reducing emissions from heavy transportation

🔭 The context: While cars and light trucks are moving towards electric power, heavy transportation needs high-energy-density fuels, making green hydrogen a crucial alternative
• Producing hydrogen from water, as opposed to fossil fuels, avoids CO2 emissions, though the process is energy-intensive and requires a substantial amount of renewable electricity

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Green hydrogen could cut emissions from the transport sector, which accounts for about half of transportation-related greenhouse gases
• It also offers potential benefits in fertilizer production and industrial processes, presenting a pathway to significant global carbon reductions

⏭️ What's next: Scaling up green hydrogen production requires massive investments in renewable energy and infrastructure
• Companies must ensure that hydrogen production uses dedicated renewable sources to truly benefit the environment, while regulations and incentives from governments will play a critical role

💬 One quote: “Water will be the coal of the future.” – Jules Verne, in his 1874 novel “The Mysterious Island”

📈 One stat: A truck running on diesel made from green hydrogen can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 89% compared to one running on petroleum-based diesel

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