While hydrogen promises to be a clean and efficient fuel, the question as to where the hydrogen will come from remains unanswered. One answer to the question is so-called hydrogen farms, which promise to grow the fuel of the future. The Carmarthenshire Energy Agency is planning a joint project with Ireland to produce hydrogen from trees in a series of farms in West Wales. Hydrogen can be created from trees by using microbes to break down the willow into methane and hydrogen gas. The project includes The University of Glamorgan which conducts national and international leading research into sustainable hydrogen energy technologies. The Hydrogen Farm concept is seen as an ideal route for the development of research performed in Wales into technologies which can provide social and economic benefit to rural areas.
[Source: icWales]

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