Full Title:  Climate Tech Book: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Author(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publisher(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publication Date: 3/2011
Language: English
Length: 13 pages, PDF

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Description (excerpt):

Hydrogen FCVs are a potential option for reducing emissions from the transportation sector. Combusting fossil fuels to power conventional vehicles releases GHG emissions and other pollutants from the vehicle exhaust system (i.e., “tailpipe” emissions). In addition, there are also emissions associated with producing petroleum-based fuels (i.e., “upstream” emissions), notably emissions from oil refineries. FCVs emit no tailpipe GHGs or other pollutants during vehicle operation, and depending on how hydrogen is produced, there can be substantially lower upstream GHG emissions associated with producing hydrogen fuel.