Hydrogen could be cars' next source of fuel, if it weren't for the cost of storing and transporting the fuel and making the cars to run on it, according to the article “Fill it up – with hydrogen” in the Jan. 23 Buffalo News.
“I'd really like to see hydrogen as a fuel source . . . (but) it's expensive to produce and even more expensive to distribute,” said Thomas Drennen, associate professor of economics.
Drennen performed a study on hydrogen's economics, hoping to find that the clean-burning fuel could be practical – and was disappointed. “Even in 2020, you have a hard time making a case for it,” he said. Gas prices would have to reach $4 a gallon to make hydrogen an economic alternative, he said.