For now, the hydrogen highway is in its roll out phase,
but the efforts of California and international alliances
show environmental energy transitions are possible.
The U.S. witnessed a transition from leaded gasoline
to unleaded gasoline. Will the next transition be the
carbon-free hydrogen highway?
Editor’s Note: NREL’s hydrogen and fuel cell
research supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel
Cell Technologies Of;ce. For more information about
NREL’s hydrogen and fuel cell research, visit www.nrel.
Nicholas Thomas is the product lead
engineer for Air Liquide’s Hydrogen
Energy Division in the U.S. He is
responsible for managing the design and
fabrication of Air Liquide’s U.S. hydrogen energy port-
folio. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Houston. Reach him at
An NREL graphic explains how hydrogen can interrelate with the heavyweights of the U.S. energy sector.
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