Well this might remove a few barriers. I still say hydrogen is the better alternative to powering transportation once the delivery issue is figured out. Retrofitting existing gas stations seems like a better solution than building new battery power stations in every city………………………..
IIT Madras Scientists Extract Clean Hydrogen From Seawater To Run Cars, And Lower Pollution
Monit Khanna Updated: Jan 17, 2020, 13:02 IST
Researchers across the world have been trying to harness the power of hydrogen to release us from our dependence from fossil fuels — but extracting hydrogen from water is easier said than done.
What’s more difficult is storing hydrogen due to its extremely inflammable nature. However, now researchers at IIT Madras have developed a technology that extracts hydrogen from seawater.’
What’s different with their approach is that hydrogen can be produced on-demand, without the need arising of actually storing it. The reason people prefer hydrogen and call it the fuel of the future because unlike gasoline or diesel, its combustion doesn’t release carbon dioxide.
According to Abdul Malek from the Department of Chemistry (in a conversation with PTI), “As the hydrogen can be produced at the point of use on-demand, safety issues associated with the storage and transportation of hydrogen is avoided. The solid starting materials can be transported from one place to another place very conveniently. This bypasses the transportation bottleneck associated with hydrogen sector,”