Hydrogen is widely hailed as the fuel of the future; plentiful and non-polluting, discharging only water vapor into the environment. Perfecting the fuel cell, which converts hydrogen into a steady stream of electricity, will be one of the keys to making hydrogen vehicles commonplace.
In just the last few years, Columbia, SC has transformed itself into a hotbed of hydrogen research - thanks in large part to the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Fuel Cells at the University of South Carolina. 22 June 2009
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