World Economic Forum Emerging Technologies: Zero-emission Technology

Each year, the World Economic Forum publishes a diverse range of breakthrough technologies, chosen for their potential to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet. These technologies were also chosen for their level of maturity that would enable widespread take-up in the coming 3-5 years. The technologies were selected by the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and Global Future Councils in collaboration with Scientific American and its Board of Advisors’ (from World Economic Forum, weforum.org, June 26, 2017).

Number 7 on the list is zero-emission technology, specifically hydrogen-fed fuel cells. Many people are familiar with solar, wind and battery power, but hydrogen and fuel cells are an emerging technology that can be added to our country’s diverse energy mix. Here are 5 fast facts about hydrogen and fuel cells and a cool infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy. Your next car could very well be a fuel cell electric car!