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Hydrogen Economy

There is a current effort to transition our current hydrocarbon based economy to one based on hydrogen. This would allow for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) that are associated with global warming. Hydrogen is also desired because it can be synthesized by electrolysis or other methods thereby allowing the United States to achieve greater independence from foreign energy sources. The NIST Neutron Imaging Facility is part of an organized effort at NIST to support our national mission to move to a hydrogen based economy. One of the key technologies in this effort is the hydrogen fuel cell.

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