Episode 708: Hydrogen Power

Original Airdate: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hydrogen may be the most abundant source of sustainable power for the future. In this episode we explore 3 ways in which hydrogen power is available right now!

There's been a lot of talk about eco-friendly cars, like hybrids and all-electric, and the need for new sources of energy and fuels to replace fossil fuels. It kind of makes you wonder what the car of the future will really be like. Well, that future is NOW! Eco Company visits a Hydrogen Fuel Cell research project that is the partnership of a number of major automobile manufacturers and the California government. After fifteen years in the making the cars are a reality and we're seeing them on our roads today. Adam went for a test drive and filed this report.

That same technology is powering the buses of the future...and they are carrying passengers now! They are clean and quiet and much more fuel efficient than your regulation diesel bus. They're powered by hydrogen fuel cells and Jalena Hops on board to check them out.

Then we traveled to Connecticut to visit a fuel cell manufacturing company making fuel cell stacks that produce electricity. Their fuel cell power plants are providing power for whole communities! Adam gets a tour and gets a first hand look at how the technology is being put to use!