Hydrogen is right at the forefront of a revolution within the energy industry and for good reason. It is one of the most versatile elements and is everywhere around us – here are some facts on this exciting species:
It is the first, lightest and smallest element in the periodic table.
As it only has one electron, it almost always found bonded to itself or another atom in order to become more stable.
It also has the highest energy content by weight of any molecule, with roughly 3x the energy of petrol and natural gas and roughly 5x the energy of coal.
Hydrogen is a flammable gas.
Hydrogen has been able to be produced, stored and transported for various industrial for 50 years.
About 10 percent of the weight of living organisms is hydrogen – mainly in water, proteins and fats.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.
Named after the Greek words hydro for “water” and genes for “forming,”.
Hydrogen is the main component of Jupiter and the other gas giant planets, according to Los Alamos.