The Shocking Secret Ingredient in Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen might just be the fuel of the future. It's long been used by NASA to power rockets and take people into space. The United States already produces about 9 million metric tons of it each year. So isn't it time we started using this clean-burning fuel in our cars?

Well, hydrogen fuel may have an origin that's not so clean.

That’s right, the brand new Toyota Mirai might run on cow poop.

Of course, there are many methods of obtaining hydrogen, some sustainable, and some not so sustainable. Much of the hydrogen currently used by NASA and in industrial processes is obtained by steam reformation of natural gasses-- which is no more sustainable than our current practices of using oil.

However, the drive is strong to make greener cars, and hydrogen producers are responding in kind by using more sustainable techniques, like deriving fuel from manure.

Clean, green manure.

Bet you never thought you'd see those words in the same sentence.

Come visit Avondale Toyota Scion to learn more, and find out when you might see hydrogen vehicles in our new inventory.

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