Shelling Out H2

Iceland debuts the world's first retail hydrogen station.

by Courtesy Icelandic New Energy

President Bush assured Americans in January’s State of the Union address that with his $1.7 billion five-year hydrogen initiative, “America can lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles.” In April, however, while U.S. automakers tinkered with prototypes, Iceland opened the world’s first retail hydrogen-fuel pumps in a converted Shell station in Reykjavik.