Auto industry ramps up hydrogen battery effort

Jul 17, 2013

The hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Clarity boasts zero emissions but is not yet available for purchase - only for leasing in areas with publicly available refueling stations.
Credit Flickr/Alan Gore

As emission standards tighten around the world, auto manufacturers are ramping up research and development of hydrogen fuel cells.   Last week, General Motors announced a new seven-year joint effort with Honda to develop such vehicles.  It’s the latest in a series of similar alliances involving manufacturers.  

Scott Calabrese Barton, Michigan State University associate professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, discusses the announcement.