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Jean-Marc Jancovici: know the hydrogen!


According to our rulers, hydrogen is the energy of the future. But many technological barriers remain to be removed.

Hydrogen here, hydrogen there, this first element of the periodic table has been on the rise for a few months. Thanks to him, we are going to propel clean planes, clean cars, clean boats, in short, get rid of our old crumbling world in a jiffy while retaining the achievements of the world in question.

Hydrogen (H) is the most abundant element in the Universe. Unfortunately, it is never easily accessible. The one contained in the galaxies is a bit far away, the one contained in the Sun too. And on our good old Earth, it only exists within molecules where it is “clinging” to other atoms, with a moderate desire to separate from it.

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