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Hydrogen Fuel and Your Gardening Questions: Houston Matters for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy. We welcome your […]

Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions.

Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy.

We welcome your questions for Mike Harold, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, about the potential, challenges and limitations of hydrogen as a fuel. We discuss the process of what’s known as water splitting, whether hydrogen-fueled cars are a realistic option to replace the traditional internal combustion engine, and why hydrogen is touted as an alternative when it’s still derived from fossil fuels.

Also this hour: we welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, a horticulturist and gardener at The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball.

And we again remind you of the importance of your financial support to Houston Public Media News 88.7. Your contributions allow us to bring you Houston Matters. Please donate at www.houstonpublicmedia.org or call 888-909-0887. Thanks!

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