The planet is at a tipping point. There is pollution almost everywhere. Our unsustainable measures are rapidly changing the planet. Few and far between are corners of the planet that remain untouched by man.
Fossil fuels are an energy source that can be burned to produce a significant amount of energy per unit mass.
The first fossil fuel was used in 1759 by a German chemist, Caspar Neumann, and in the 19th century commercial exploitation of petroleum began.
Fossil fuels are of high importance to us, because more than 80% of these fuels are used as a primary energy consumption across the world.
Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, mainly coal, fuel oil or natural gas. These products are formed through natural processes from the remains of dead plants and animals pressurized in the earths crust over millions of years.
As much as fossil fuels are continuously being formed through natural processes, they are considered to be non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form and the known viable reserves are being depleted much faster than new ones are being made.
On top of that the use of fossil fuels raises serious environmental concerns. The burning of fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide and methane – greenhouse gases – in excess of what natural processes can handle.
The good news; it’s not too late. Through the use of hydrogen for energy, as opposed to fossil fuel, we can foster a healthy environment which will lead to a greener future. Just imagine a pollution free world where the air we breath is clean, the water we drink is toxin free and a horizon stretching out as far as the eye can see is nothing but nature.