2018 Toyota Mirai Fuel Tech by Toyota Motors

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how hydrogen is made hydrogen is fuel pure and simple there are a lot of ways to produce hydrogen but hydrogen binds to almost anything so before it can be used it must be separated a variety of process technologies are available today like steam reforming electrolysis and gasification steam reforming electrolysis gasification steam reforming of methane is the most common method for producing hydrogen today it starts with liquids or gases containing hydrogen like natural gas or sustainable biogas sourced from landfills the fuel then reacts with steam at high temperatures in a reformer leaving you with hydrogen hydrogen can also be produced by separating water into its two primary elements — hydrogen h 2 and oxygen o2 this process known as electrolysis passes an electrical current through the water to extract hydrogen the electricity can be sourced from clean renewable energy such as wind solar or hydro gasification is a process in which organic materials like crops and livestock waste are converted into hydrogen the organic materials are placed under high temperatures which trigger a reaction that separates the hydrogen.