A great deal of excitement has been generated by the public introduction of the first fuel cell vehicles. Ultimately, the technology is likely to revolutionise transportation, as we know it. But for people who have spent decades trying to commercialise new clean fuels, the view that thousands of fuel cell vehicles will be on the road by 2004 is very optimistic. For fuel cells, the key question to be answered is: "Which fuel will be the fuel of the future?" This question will be discussed in a Phase Zero workshop with the relevant stakeholders. The automotive sector likes liquids - gasoline and methanol. Natural gas (CH_4), with four parts hydrogen is another candidate. Some people believe a hydrogen infrastructure will be developed to deliver hydrogen to every fuel cell vehicle. Before fuel cells can begin to be commercialised, government and industry choices will have to be made about which fuel(s) will power fuel cell vehicles.
Funding SchemeACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures