Hydrogen: a viable option for industry and cars

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Hydrogen is a chemical element whose name has been on the rise lately. And it's not because of their use in nuclear weapons of mass destruction, quite the contrary.

This time, hydrogen will be an important renewable energy tool, especially for industry. Through this product, it will be possible to reduce the price of production and leave the final product for the consumer even cheaper.

This considering the Brazilian industry, although this process is advantageous for the whole world. So, hydrogen arrives as an important alternative, as a portal from Mato Grosso showed recently.

hydrogen as fuel

What is also worth mentioning is that hydrogen is a fuel and, therefore, industries will be able to exchange natural gas, gasoline and other means for this much cheaper and renewable product.

Therefore, hydrogen is seen as a way to make production cheaper and, above all, to ensure that industries can make more profit. Consequently, it will also be able to generate new jobs and become more competitive in relation to other countries.

Currently, in Brazil, there is already a strong discussion about the use of this type of fuel in the industrial sector. And, of course, there is still the environmental issue, since hydrogen will not pollute the atmosphere, in addition to the cheaper cost, as mentioned earlier.

At the moment, Brazil has around 850 industries that already work with hydrogen, also called biogas. The data are disclosed by ABH2 (Brazilian Hydrogen Association).

This entity is one of those that is at the forefront of this search and incentive for this new, highly viable and cheaper fuel. However, it is still a sector that is in its infancy and many are unaware of it.

Even so, we can say that hydrogen is a product with a promising future and that ensures that companies will work with a higher profit margin. Not to mention the performance of the machines on a daily basis, which could even get better.

We can also talk about hydrogen extracted from underground, something that also becomes cheaper. And, as the deposits in the underground space are always renewed, they become a good opportunity for a rational use and without an exhaustion of their origins.

For example, oil is a non-renewable source of energy, which will run out over time, although it is lasting longer than imagined.

However, one day the oil in the world will run out and, necessarily, we will need other fuels that are more renewable and more viable for all sectors.

hydrogen in cars

Now, what is also being talked about is the use of hydrogen in cars, buses and means of transport in general. There are even those who say that this option will even 'threaten' electric cars, as they would be even more viable for this segment as well.

However, if the electric cars themselves are still 'crawling' around here, who will say of hydrogen, something practically embryonic. So let's also expect that, in the future, there will be a large production of cars powered by hydrogen.

And this could also have a brutally positive environmental impact. After all, you won't have cars dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere constantly anymore. And we will still have the opportunity of a clean and renewable material.

Finally, there is also the possibility of a destruction of the world in the event of a large hydrogen bomb. However, this is now something that is more in the imagination of Cold War times.

Now, humanity is moving towards evolution and hydrogen as fuel seems to be a path of no return. And, in the near future, the use of this material will become more and more frequent.


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