Doug Vining A Black Swan for the hydrogen economy?

Although the 'hydrogen economy' was predicted decades ago, it seemed it might never materialise, because of the high cost of producing hydrogen, which doesn't exist in nature, but has to be manufactured from natural gas or released from water through electrolysis.

Now scientists have invented a method for producing hydrogen gas directly from tar sands and oil fields, without costly surface plant or polluting emissions. If it works in practice and at scale, this could change the game completely for oil companies, and for the future of energy. Link below:

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-hydrogen-gas-oil-bitumen.amp
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Posted: 26 August 2019 at 12:42
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