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July 1, 2024

Video: Hard Questions About Hydrogen as a Truck Fuel

Hydrogen is widely thought of as an ideal energy source for long-haul trucking. It will take trucks places batteries can only dream of today. Renewable sources of hydrogen promise carbon-free, zero-emissions energy for trucking. We seem to be on the cusp of a new era; truly clean, green trucking. Or are we?

Dr. David Cebon has very strong opinions on the use of hydrogen as a heavy-truck energy source. He doesn’t think it will work, and he backs his position with science and economics. David is a professor of mechanical engineering at Cambridge University in England and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Watch this Episode of HDT Talks Trucking to Learn:

  • Why is hydrogen an inefficient way to convert electricity into motion?
  • The real cost of using hydrogen as a truck fuel.
  • Why fuel cell trucks are so much more expensive than diesel or batteries
  • Hydrogen’s carbon footprint
  • Why making Blue hydrogen from Grey hydrogen isn't a viable solution 

More About the Hydrogen as a zero-emission energy source for trucking:

Estimating the Carbon Footprint of Hydrogen Production, by Robert Rapier

How clean is hydrogen, actually? With Prof. David Cebon

Hydrogen or Electron Economy?



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