28 Apr '17, 4am

BMW Producing Hydrogen Through Solar-Powered Electrolysis

BMW Producing Hydrogen Through Solar-Powered Electrolysis

BMW is working on resolving a dilemma faced by backers of fuel cell vehicles – where the hydrogen comes from. The automaker is showing a 5-Series GT fuel cell prototype that has hydrogen coming from solar-powered electrolysis. It’s part of the 2017 Hannover Trade Fair in Germany. The electrolysis process breaks the hydrogen down into two parts hydrogen, one part water. The only element that’s emitted is water, and the power source comes through solar-powered clean energy. Most hydrogen is extracted through other sources besides solar, including petroleum and natural gas. That takes away some of the environmental benefits of producing hydrogen to run a vehicle’s electric motor. BMW has taken a supportive, yet cautious, approach to endorsing fuel-cell vehicles. In 2013 the company entered a strategic alliance with Toyota to combines their research and development programs on...

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