Automakers Drive Towards Hydrogen Cars

11:59 minutes

Toyota and BMW have formed an alliance to work on fuel cell cars. So have Daimler, Ford, and Nissan, with hopes of having cars on the road by 2017.  But why now, and what obstacles still stand in the way? Jennifer Kurtz discusses the current state of hydrogen fuel technology.

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Jennifer Kurtz

Jennifer Kurtz is a senior engineer and leader of the Technology Validation Group in the NREL Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.