The UK government has pledged to boost hydrogen in the UK, helping new facilities to support local transport through the clean fuel to get started.

Hydrogen powered vehicles like electric cars use hydrogen fuel cells to convert energy to electricity, which does not release emissions that contribute to global warming. This process can also be two to three times more efficient than traditionally used internal combustion engines according to Department of Energy.

Low carbon hydrogen is said to be getting a boost of £21 million of governmental support for seven projects that will ultimately generate hydrogen that can be used as a green fuel source for transport systems and local businesses.

The projects span across the UK, from Suffolk in England, to Aberdeen and the Shetland isles in northern Scotland. This green form of fuel will be used for bus, truck and train transport facilities. The financial “boost” was announced at the Hydrogen Investor Forum which took place for the second time recently, where industry decision makers gathered.

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