Choosing Fuels

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  • Choosing Fuels
    • Different fuels have different properties, a good fuel will burn easily producing a lot of heat energy and it will not produce much pollution
    • Hydrogen produces only water when it burns in the air - it also releases a lot of energy per kilo
      • However, it's more difficult to store than petrol or diesel because it must be compressed.
    • Hydrogen and oxygen can also be combined in a fuel cell to produce electricity
      • Before cars with fuel cells can become widely used, hydrogen has to be easily and  economically available.
    • Petrol, kerosene and diesel are all non-renewable fossil fuels. Methane is a non-renewable fossil fuel found in natural gas. Coal is a non-renewable fossil fuel that produces a lot of ash when it burns. 


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