Fuel cells are powered by hydrogen, which can be difficult and environmentally messy to produce. Researchers at Virginia Tech have found a way to extract hydrogen from plants in a simple, non-polluting way. They expect it to be on the market within a few years. If so, this would mainstream fuel cell vehicles.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.