Around the world, millions of metric tons of hydrogen are already being used to refine oil; produce ammonia, chemicals, and fertilizer; manufacture steel; process foods; and power fuel cells for electric vehicles, electronic devices, military operations, electricity or heat generators, and even spaceships.(13) Replacing traditional hydrogen with green hydrogen in these processes can eliminate carbon emissions.
Green hydrogen offers many safety benefits, too. Of course, it emits no pollutants when it’s made, or when it’s used.(14) Weighing in at roughly 57% less than gasoline fumes, it disperses quickly into the atmosphere. If it’s blended with natural gas, at a proportion of 5% to 10%, it can be distributed safely using existing natural gas pipelines.(15)