On The Brink

Hydrogen technology has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. Today it is still in the developmental stages for commercial use, but researchers believe it will soon become a viable option for tomorrow.

Realizing Commercialization
The key to reaching technological maturity and commercialization of hydrogen power technology is in achieving economies of scale, building infrastructure and increasing public awareness and confidence. Running a hydrogen-powered GSE project helps the industry accomplish this and may result in some cost savings in the long run. Political and economic pressures are drawing increased attention to alternative fuel research. Hydrogen power is a viable and affordable option.

This article was written based on research conducted with the assistance of LCDR Brian Maxwell of Commander, US Pacific Fleet and LT Dean Alton of the USS Abraham Lincoln, under the supervision of Dr. William Gates and Dr. Kenneth Doerr of the Naval Postgraduate School.

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