Does your fuel cell car run on gasoline?

Credit: ACS.

Hydrogen fuel cell cars seem like a great, low-emission driving solution: oxygen and hydrogen in, nothing but water vapor out.

But that hydrogen needs to come from somewhere.

And its production might be worse for the planet than you think.

Please check this video from Reactions for more information.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

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