Energy price is rising due to rapid depletion of fossil fuels. Development of renewable and non-polluting energy resources is necessary for reducing pollution level caused by those conventional fuels. Researchers have recognized hydrogen (H-2) as such an energy source. Hydrogen is a potential non-carbon based energy resource, which can replace fossil fuels. Hydrogen is considered as the alternative fuel as it could be generated from clean and green sources. Despite many advantages, storage of hydrogen is a serious problem. Due to high inflammability, adequate safety measures should be taken during the production, storage, and use of H-2 fuel. This review article elucidates production methods and storage of hydrogen. Besides this safety related to H-2 handling in refilling station, and automobiles has also been discussed. Study shows that safety program and awareness could be fruitful for increasing the acceptance of hydrogen as fuel. (C) 2013 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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