Hydrogen production could come through swine manure

US - Energy is vital to global prosperity, yet dependence on fossil fuels as our primary energy source contributes to global climate change, environmental degradation, and health problems.
calendar icon 24 May 2006
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In contrast, hydrogen offers tremendous potential as a clean, renewable energy currency because it has the highest energy density of any known fuel and is compatible with electrochemical and combustion processes for energy conversion without producing carbon-based emissions.

Many years of scientific and engineering advances have resulted in two major processes to produce hydrogen, i.e., electrolysis of water and thermo-catalytic reformation of hydrogen-rich organic compounds.

Currently, most hydrogen gas produced in the United States is obtained using these two processes from natural gas (50 percent), petroleum-derived napthenes and distillates (30 percent), and coal (18 percent), with the remainder from electricity (2 percent).

Source: AgriNews

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