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In the long term, hydrogen has the potential to replace petrol and diesel as fuel for vehicles. It can also be mixed with natural gas and used in existing gas-fired power plants to generate energy. Or it can be used to supply electricity and heat in fuel cells, thereby helping to protect the environment. This is because hydrogen is a far more environmentally friendly energy resource than fossil fuels. As long as it is produced from renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power. This is because only water is released as a waste product when it is burned. Moreover, hydrogen can be stored very effectively.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.