What is Hydrogen?

What is Hydrogen Fuel?

DorMotor recognizes the environmental benefits of hydrogen fuel in meeting the world’s transportation energy needs now and in the future, whether it’s by road, sea or air.

As the lightest element in the periodic table, hydrogen fuel offers the clean-burning needed to meet the world’s net zero goals. For example, when hydrogen fuel is consumed within an electrochemical cell, only water is produced.

Pure hydrogen isn’t often found in our atmosphere. Instead, it’s produced by a range of sources: from natural gas, nuclear power, biomass to renewable power, such as solar and wind.Generating hydrogen is possible, for example, through thermochemical processes that extract hydrogen from organic (eg fossil fuels, biomass) and inorganic (eg water) elements.

Hydrogen can also be generated through electrolysis or solar energy that splits water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen.

Biological processes utilizing microorganisms such as bacteria and algae offer yet another way of producing hydrogen.

Importantly, hydrogen usually serves as the energy carrier that allows for the storage, transfer and delivery of energy produced by other sources.

There are many ways of producing high-efficiency hydrogen fuel. Alongside electrolysis and thermal processing (natural gas), there are also solar-driven and biological processes.

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Hydrogen: an alternative & renewable fuel


At Dor, we understand hydrogen fuel’s potential in helping the planet overcome its critical energy challenges.

While hydrogen can be produced from almost any energy resource, it’s important to recognize the three types of hydrogen and their effect on the environment.

For example, the hydrogen fuel used in oil refining and chemical production is typically produced using fossil fuels. This is known as “greyhydrogen and accounts for approximately 95% of current hydrogen consumption.

It is commonly obtained from natural gas through a high-energy consumption process known as steam methane reforming (SMR) - releasing a significant amount of CO2.

Bluehydrogen meets the low-carbon threshold, but is produced using non-renewable energy sources (eg natural gas). During SMR, the natural gas is decarbonised using carbon capture, utlisation and storage (CCUS).

Although it is possible to decarbonise the natural gas’ methane into hydrogen, it’s important to recognize that blue hydrogen is not “carbon-free”. As a result, its production needs monitoring and verification.

Greenhydrogen meets the low-carbon threshold but is generated using renewable energy resources, such as wind-power or solar.

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Hydrogen: on the road

Producing clean hydrogen fuel from renewables offers an efficient and environmentally-friendly way to decarbonise sectors (eg long-haul transportation), where it’s traditionally been difficult to reduce emissions.

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